October 27th, 2012
11:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Romney cancel campaign events ahead of Hurricane Sandy

(CNN) – Both presidential candidates have canceled campaign events in the coming days as the East Coast prepares for a major storm, and Virginia's governor said Sunday his state would take measures to ensure residents are able to vote, despite potential obstacles brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

"We'll be ready, but we're planning for contingencies if there's still a problem," Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said on CNN's "State of the Union." He said his state would "absolutely" make polling centers like schools and fire stations a top priority for restoring power, should widespread outages occur.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Clinton • President Obama
Poll: Obama advantage in Virginia
October 27th, 2012
09:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Obama advantage in Virginia

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has an advantage in the battleground state of Virginia, a new poll released Saturday shows.

Likely voters in the Old Dominion State split 51% for Obama to 47% for GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the Washington Post poll out Saturday. Obama's advantage is just outside the poll's 3.5 point sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Virginia
Romney lands key endorsement in crucial swing state - Iowa
October 27th, 2012
08:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney lands key endorsement in crucial swing state - Iowa

(CNN) – The Des Moines Register, Iowa's largest newspaper, endorsed Mitt Romney for president Saturday, reversing its 2008 support for President Barack Obama and marking the first time the paper has endorsed a Republican in 40 years.

While the editorial praised both Romney and Obama, the decision ultimately came down to one question, the newspaper stated. "Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
Poll: Voters split in Missouri Senate race
October 27th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Voters split in Missouri Senate race

(CNN) - A new poll released Saturday indicates the contentious Senate race in Missouri between Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Todd Akin is in a dead heat.

McCaskill, the Democratic incumbent, has the backing of 45% of likely voters in the state, compared to Akin's 43%, according to the Mason-Dixon poll commissioned by Missouri news outlets, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate • Todd Akin
Romney: 'My team' will work across the aisle
October 27th, 2012
07:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney: 'My team' will work across the aisle

Kissimmee, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney pushed through Florida on Saturday, assuring energetic audiences his campaign was on the upswing and promising to usher in a new era of bipartisanship.

Romney opened his three-stop bus tour by sounding a confident note in Pensacola, where he told an audience of roughly 10,000 that the end of President Barack Obama's term in office was in sight.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney
Rubio's daughter hospitalized after vehicle accident
Sen. Marco Rubio on the phone after learning his daughter had been in a vehicle accident.
October 27th, 2012
07:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio's daughter hospitalized after vehicle accident

UPDATE 12:03 p.m. Sunday: A statement from Rubio's office Sunday read: "Amanda Rubio remains in fair condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Miami Children's Hospital. Her longterm prognosis is favorable. The family is grateful for all the messages of support and the prayers said for their daughter."

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio's 12 year-old-daughter is in stable condition after being hospitalized Saturday following a vehicle accident, Rubio's office said in a statement.

Rubio learned of the accident after speaking at a campaign event for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Kissimmee, Florida, his office said.
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Filed under: Florida • Marco Rubio
The New York Times endorses Obama again
October 27th, 2012
07:01 PM ET
1 year ago

The New York Times endorses Obama again

(CNN) - The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Barack Obama, citing the president's policies in health care, the economy, foreign affairs, civil rights and his choices of two Supreme Court justices among the reasons for support.

"In the poisonous atmosphere of this campaign," the editorial states, "it may be easy to overlook Mr. Obama’s many important achievements, including carrying out the economic stimulus, saving the auto industry, improving fuel efficiency standards, and making two very fine Supreme Court appointments." FULL POST

October 27th, 2012
06:38 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden swaps 'i' with 'o' in fresh gaffe seized on by Romney camp

Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN) – It was a simple swap of an "i" with an "o." And yet, a fresh gaffe from Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday caused the Romney campaign to essentially accuse him of being absent-minded and invited snickers from the Twitter-sphere.

It happened at a campaign rally in Lynchburg.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Tim Kaine • Virginia
Ryan's blue-collar appeal in Ohio
October 27th, 2012
05:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan's blue-collar appeal in Ohio

Zanesville, Ohio (CNN) – Paul Ryan made a direct appeal to blue collar voters in struggling manufacturing towns of Ohio where he kicked off his eight-stop tour across the battleground state on Saturday.

With the presidential election in just 10 days, the Republican vice presidential nominee bolstered the credentials of GOP nominee Mitt Romney as a job creator and himself as someone who understands what people struggling for work in an uneven economy are going through.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Paul Ryan
Obama makes push for New Hampshire's four electoral votes
October 27th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama makes push for New Hampshire's four electoral votes

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) – In the latest sign of just how tight both presidential campaigns view the race, President Barack Obama rallied voters on Saturday in New Hampshire – a battleground state that caries just four electoral college votes.

Obama carried the state by a 10 points four years ago, but his fortunes in the Granite State now are considerably more in doubt. Obama's victory in 2008 was largely due to support from self-identified independents, who make up more than a third of the electorate.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama
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