Romney campaign and RNC spending $12 million this week on ads
October 5th, 2012
10:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign and RNC spending $12 million this week on ads

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee are together spending just over $12 million for television ads in nine battleground states this week, according to a Democratic ad-buying source.

The Romney campaign itself bought $7.7 million worth of ad time in those states running from Wednesday until next Tuesday while the RNC is spending $5.05 million for commercials to support the Republican nominee on the airwaves.
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Romney's softer side in Florida
October 5th, 2012
10:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's softer side in Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida (CNN) - In a speech to another approving audience on what has become a post-debate victory tour, a contemplative Mitt Romney shared some of his personal side with Florida voters Friday night.

The GOP nominee, who was joined by his wife Ann, told an audience of several thousand supporters about the deaths of three Americans who had made a lasting impact on him.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney
Bill Clinton to hit the campaign trail again for Obama
October 5th, 2012
07:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Bill Clinton to hit the campaign trail again for Obama

Washington (CNN) - A month after his well-received Democratic National Convention speech, former President Bill Clinton will be back next week trying to boost Barack Obama’s reelection bid.

Clinton will join Obama in Los Angeles at a private fund-raiser Sunday, an Obama campaign aide told CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • President Obama
October 5th, 2012
06:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Comedians poke fun at debate

(CNN) - After Wednesday's debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney, the late-night comedians have some laughs at the candidates' expense.


Filed under: 2012 • Debate • TV-The Situation Room
Federal court upholds Ohio early voting ruling
October 5th, 2012
06:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Federal court upholds Ohio early voting ruling

(CNN) - A federal appeals court on Friday sided with the Obama campaign and Democrats in their lawsuit against Ohio over a restriction the state had placed on early voting.

Judges Eric L. Clay and Joseph M. Hood ruled 2 to 1 for the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, upholding a late August injunction preventing the state from restricting many voters from casting ballots on the final weekend before November's election.
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CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 5, 2012
October 5th, 2012
05:39 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 5, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 5, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE OBAMA’S INAUGRATION… Friday's monthly jobs report changed the picture of the U.S. economy in more ways than one, showing the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in more than three years and hiring was stronger than originally reported throughout the summer. – Annalyn Censky

8:30 a.m. ET: The Bureau of Labor Statistics issues the September jobs report… “The unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 114,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in health care and in transportation and warehousing but changed little in most other major industries.”

11:21 a.m. ET: President Barack Obama responds to the report at a campaign event in Virginia... “I believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. We're moving forward. Now, after losing about 800,000 jobs a month when I took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. …Today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points, it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now.”

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 5, 2012
October 5th, 2012
05:39 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 5, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 5, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE OBAMA’S INAUGRATION… Friday's monthly jobs report changed the picture of the U.S. economy in more ways than one, showing the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in more than three years and hiring was stronger than originally reported throughout the summer. – Annalyn Censky

8:30 a.m. ET: The Bureau of Labor Statistics issues the September jobs report… “The unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 114,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in health care and in transportation and warehousing but changed little in most other major industries.”

11:21 a.m. ET: President Barack Obama responds to the report at a campaign event in Virginia... “I believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. We're moving forward. Now, after losing about 800,000 jobs a month when I took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. …Today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points, it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now.”

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Energized Obama touts new jobs report in Virginia, Ohio
October 5th, 2012
05:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Energized Obama touts new jobs report in Virginia, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) – Appearing newly energized amid the release of a better-than-expected jobs report, President Obama touched down in rain-soaked Cleveland, Ohio Monday and warned that a President Romney would bring the country’s economic recovery to a halt.

“This morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office,” the president told a crowd that local officials say numbered 9,000. “More Americans entered the workforce. More people are getting jobs.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama
Bad debate, good fundraising and jobs report for the president
October 5th, 2012
05:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Bad debate, good fundraising and jobs report for the president

Washington (CNN) - A bad week suddenly got a lot better for President Barack Obama, who was criticized by friends and foes for a lackluster debate performance before learning of record fundraising followed by Friday's stronger-than-expected jobs report.

The drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8% provided both a tangible and symbolic campaign boost after analysts and a snap poll said he lost the first debate to Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Wednesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate Analysis • President Obama
Debate organizers defend Lehrer, despite negative reviews
October 5th, 2012
03:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Debate organizers defend Lehrer, despite negative reviews

Washington (CNN) – The organizational body that has put on every presidential debate since 1987 defended Jim Lehrer after many criticized his performance as Wednesday night’s debate moderator.

In a written press release, the Commission on Presidential Debates pivoted to the debate format they implemented, stating that Lehrer “implemented the format exactly as it was designed.”
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