The shootings in Aurora, Colo., have silenced politics as usual, at least for the moment. The Romney and Obama campaigns have both pulled their TV ads from the air in Colorado, a state that had the three top political advertising markets in the country this week. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on a somber day on the campaign trail.
President Obama's campaign committee reported more cash-on-hand than Mitt Romney's in Friday's monthly report. But Obama's campaign spending far outstripped fundraising in June. Meanwhile, financial support for Romney has been flowing in from many different places.
There are political stories aplenty in the D.C. area this week. Washington Post columnist Bob McCartney tackles Mayor Gray's polling numbers, Pepco being taken to task, and the high-profile Virginia Senate debate.
The shootings of dozens at a Colorado movie theater led the presidential campaigns to tear up their scripts for Friday and beyond. President Obama cut short a campaign trip to Florida as his campaign and that of Republican Mitt Romney halted ads in Colorado and canceled some appearances.
Mitt Romney is under attack over taxes, Bain and outsourcing. But he's still tied with President Obama in nearly every poll. Plus, we weigh in on potential veeps, Ron Paul and Sarah Palin await their convention invites, Harry Reid complains, and Anthony Weiner mulls a comeback. Really.
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