Moody's: Obama still on track to beat Romney
October 2nd, 2012
08:38 AM ET
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Moody's: Obama still on track to beat Romney

(CNN) - Research firm Moody's Analytics, citing state-by-state economic data, continues to predict that Barack Obama will defeat Mitt Romney on Election Day. Click on the map for more info on each state.

Despite a wave of disappointing economic reports, President Obama is still likely to top Mitt Romney on Election Day, according to the latest forecast from Moody's Analytics.

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Crossroads makes its largest ad buy of the season
October 2nd, 2012
08:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads makes its largest ad buy of the season

(CNN) – The conservative super PAC American Crossroads said Tuesday it was buying $11 million in television time this week to air an ad sharply critical of President Barack Obama’s record on jobs.

The group also said its affiliate organization Crossroads GPS would put $1 million toward radio ads and $4 million to air TV ads in competitive U.S. Senate races in North Dakota, Virginia and Montana. American Crossroads will air a Senate ad in Florida.
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On the Trail: October 2, 2012
October 2nd, 2012
07:37 AM ET
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On the Trail: October 2, 2012

(CNN) – As the two presidential candidates spend the day off the trail preparing for Wednesday's debate in Denver, high profile surrogates will stump across the country. Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate, will hold events across Iowa, and Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in North Carolina. The candidates' wives will also hit the trail - Ann Romney in Colorado, and Michelle Obama in Ohio, the first day of early voting in the Buckeye State.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
October 2nd, 2012
04:43 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Romney: Debates aren't about a win
As Mitt Romney headed into the crunch period of debate preparation with a heavy weight of expectations on his shoulders, he told a sprawling Denver audience that the Wednesday night match-up against President Barack Obama wasn't about a scoring a win. Instead, Romney said, the trio of presidential debates offered an opportunity for each candidate to present his own pathway for America.

CNN: Poll: Obama stretches lead to 15 points over Romney in N.H.
A new poll released Monday indicates President Barack Obama has expanded his margin over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire and now leads his Republican opponent by 15 points. Fifty-two percent of likely voters say they will vote for the president, while 37% say they back Romney, according to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

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Romney ties Obama to Pelosi in new ad
October 2nd, 2012
03:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney ties Obama to Pelosi in new ad

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee aligned President Barack Obama with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in a new television ad Tuesday, one day before the year's first presidential debate.

"Who will raise taxes on the middle class? Barack Obama and the liberals already have," the ad's narrator says, as the video pauses on a photo of Obama and Pelosi smiling for a camera.

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