Los Angeles (CNN) – President Obama is tapping his California ATM with a combination of star-studded concerts and intimate high-dollar dinners.
He's expected to raise nearly $9.5 million dollars for the Obama Victory Fund over two days.
(CNN) – Ahead of stops by President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to Ohio this week, the state's Democratic Party took out a full page ad in Ohio State University's student newspaper on Friday, reminding voters of the GOP nominee's sports team allegiance.
"I have been a Michigan and a Wolverine fan for a long, long time," the text says over a photo of Romney. The former Massachusetts governor, who was born in Michigan, made the statement last year.
Port St. Lucie, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney used a well-received debate performance to power his way through a three-day swing this weekend in Florida, where audiences seemed newly energized after his perceived victory over President Barack Obama.
Speaking to large crowds in St. Petersburg, Apopka and Port St. Lucie, Romney opened up his stump speeches by recapping his match-up against the president.
(CNN) – Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill's campaign has released a new ad hitting Republican opponent Todd Akin for his conservative stance on contraception as a part of a statewide buy in Missouri.
The 30-second television spot, which began airing Saturday, depicts the six-term congressman as holding "extreme beliefs" and being out of touch with voters.
(CNN) – A former senator vs. a congressman. A Catholic vs. a Catholic. A policy wonk vs. an experienced speaker. The elements are in place for an interesting debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan.
And Sunday marked Round II of the expectations game, as campaign advisers and surrogates sought to set the stage for Thursday's showdown.
(CNN) – In a week that looked like it would end with widespread criticism of President Barack Obama's debate performance, it instead closed with a slight boost to his campaign with Friday's surprising jobs report, according to a CNN roundtable.
The report, released by the Labor Department, showed that 114,000 jobs were added during the month of September, and that the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8%, down from 8.1% in August. The jobs report was less of a happy occasion for the president and more of a relief the week did not end with politically harmful jobs statistics, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin said Sunday on "State of the Union."
(CNN) – A new poll in Colorado released Sunday indicates President Barack Obama has a narrow advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney among likely voters in the state.
Despite Obama's advantage, the poll also shows Colorado voters overwhelmingly consider Romney the winner of the first presidential debate.
(CNN) – CNN's political junkies discuss what they'll be keeping an eye on in the week ahead. Although some got a bit off topic.
Editor's note: Analysis of polling, voting patterns, political spending and other trends led CNN to six types of undecided voters being targeted by the campaigns - and then, to these six individuals in six battleground states. They speak for themselves, of course, and not for their demographics. But their stories illuminate the intersection between real life and politics, where personal histories, challenges and hopes mirror those of the nation.
Bedford, New Hampshire (CNN) – Tyler York lives in a comfortable space above a three-car garage. He has his own entrance and kitchenette stocked with Capri Sun and frozen bagels. There's a queen-sized bed, a plush leather couch and a large, flat-screen TV. The land around the house is wooded with old oaks and maples, and the yard is curated by the former president of the local garden club. There's an in-ground pool out back with an HGTV-inspired slide
(CNN) – Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday that President Barack Obama was “taken aback at the brazenness” of Mitt Romney’s departure from his past positions during their first debate. The Obama campaign will adjust accordingly for the next debate, he said.
“I think he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which Gov. Romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run, walked away from his record,” Axelrod said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” He said the positions Romney took during Wednesday’s debate were “uprooted” from the Republican candidate’s previous positions.