Poll: Romney makes gains in Wisconsin, Obama still slightly ahead
October 17th, 2012
02:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney makes gains in Wisconsin, Obama still slightly ahead

(CNN) – A new poll released Wednesday indicates Mitt Romney is gaining ground in Wisconsin, where the race is now tied up between the GOP presidential nominee and President Barack Obama.

Forty-nine percent of likely voters say they support the president, while 48% choose Romney, according to the Marquette University Law School poll, which was was conducted entirely before the second presidential debate Tuesday night.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama • Wisconsin
Ryan claims win for Romney in debate
While in Ohio, Paul Ryan stopped by the National Football League Cleveland Browns' practice field.
October 17th, 2012
02:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan claims win for Romney in debate

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's running mate declared their ticket scored a win at Tuesday night's debate while campaigning in the battleground of Ohio on Wednesday.

Campaigning with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio in Berea, a suburb of Cleveland, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Romney "had a fantastic first debate... and last night – same thing."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate Analysis • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Obama wins on time, Romney wins on word count
October 17th, 2012
12:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama wins on time, Romney wins on word count

(CNN) – When Tuesday evening's showdown between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney concluded, the CNN debate clock showed the president spoke for 3 minutes and 14 seconds longer than his Republican rival.

The totals: 44 minutes, 4 seconds for Obama; and 40 minutes, 50 seconds for Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Connecticut race tight with 20 days to go
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is retiring at the end of this term, and both McMahon and Murphy are seeking to replace him.
October 17th, 2012
12:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut race tight with 20 days to go

(CNN) - The U.S. Senate race out of Connecticut is all tied up between Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democrat, and Linda McMahon, the Republican, a new poll shows.

The two are vying to replace the retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent Democrat, who is retiring this year after this fourth term in the upper chamber.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Murphy • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
October 17th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney seeks advantage on Libya issue after debate

(CNN) - A sharp exchange over the Obama administration's response to the September 11 terrorist attack in Libya dominated the political discussion on Wednesday following a bruising debate that analysts and polls scored a victory for President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The Tuesday night debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, featured a revitalized Obama fighting back against his equally combative GOP foe in an argumentative encounter three weeks before Election Day.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Libya • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney ad casts candidate as moderate on abortion
October 17th, 2012
11:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney ad casts candidate as moderate on abortion

(CNN) – A new ad from Mitt Romney, which began airing Wednesday morning but was not publically released by his campaign, portrays the GOP nominee as more moderate on abortion and contraception than his rivals are claiming.

The spot, which aired in the Washington, D.C., media market Wednesday morning, according to political ad tracker CMAG, features a young woman taking on claims President Barack Obama made in a television spot earlier this month.
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Filed under: Abortion • Mitt Romney
Aurora survivor applauds gun discussion, candidate answers disappoint
October 17th, 2012
11:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Aurora survivor applauds gun discussion, candidate answers disappoint

(CNN) – A question posed at Tuesday night's town hall-style debate opened up a discussion into the issue of gun violence, but a survivor of the deadly July shooting in Colorado said the candidates' responses were devoid of substantive ideas.

"The demands of 270,000 Americans for President Obama and Governor Romney to address gun violence broke through during tonight's debate," said Stephen Barton, a 22-year-old recent college graduate and Fulbright scholar, who survived a shot in the face and neck at the theater shooting in Aurora that left 12 others dead.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gun rights • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debate
October 17th, 2012
10:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Debate protest lands presidential candidate in jail

(CNN) – Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, was released from jail Wednesday after being arrested while protesting rules barring her from participating in presidential debates.

Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were arrested near the site of Tuesday's presidential debate, held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The Nassau County Policy Department said Stein and Honkala were charged with disorderly conduct, and subsequently released from jail Tuesday's evening. They will appear in court November 8 to face the disorderly conduct charge.
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On the Trail: October 17, 2012
October 17th, 2012
09:34 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: October 17, 2012

(CNN) - Fresh off of the second presidential debate, both candidates for the White House and their running mates hit the campaign trail on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama will stop in two swing states - Iowa and Ohio - while GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in the battleground of Virginia.

Vice President Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail, too, after postponing events Monday and Tuesday following the death of former Sen. Arlen Specter. Biden will campaign in Colorado and nevada, while GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan stumps in Ohio, joined by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

See the full schedules after the jump.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Romney campaign makes major swing state ad buy
October 17th, 2012
08:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign makes major swing state ad buy

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's team has made one of its largest ad buys since the beginning of the general election campaign, purchasing an estimated $13.6 million of commercial time this week in nine swing states, according to data from a source tracking media buys.

With recent polls showing Romney gaining ground in Florida, his campaign has been devoting more of its ad dollars there than any other state, investing $3.5 million this week for commercials running Monday through Sunday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney
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