Early voting: Democrats up in Nevada, GOP up in Colorado
October 30th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Early voting: Democrats up in Nevada, GOP up in Colorado

(CNN) - Early voting turnout numbers released Tuesday in two western battleground states show mixed results one week before Election Day.

In Nevada, more Democrats have cast their ballots already, while more Republicans have done the same in Colorado, according to the official numbers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • Nevada • President Obama
October 30th, 2012
03:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama visits Red Cross: 'Storm is not yet over'

(CNN) – Making an unannounced visit to the headquarters of the Red Cross in Washington, DC Tuesday afternoon, President Obama warned the remnants of Hurricane Sandy may continue to cause damage to swaths of the East Coast.

"This storm is not yet over," Obama said during the five-minute statement. "We have gotten briefings from the national hurricane center. It is still moving north. There are still communities that could be affected."
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
U.S. rep. loses house in Queens fire during storm
October 30th, 2012
03:12 PM ET
1 year ago

U.S. rep. loses house in Queens fire during storm

(CNN) – Rep. Bob Turner, a first term congressman whose district partly falls in Queens, lost his home Tuesday in a fire that consumed at least 80 homes in the New York borough.

"I am grateful that my family and I are safe after this destructive storm," the Republican congressman said in a statement.
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Filed under: House • New York
Obama to see storm damage in New Jersey Wednesday
October 30th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to see storm damage in New Jersey Wednesday

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to New Jersey Wednesday to assess storm damage in the state following Superstorm Sandy, according to a statement from his press secretary Jay Carney.

"Tomorrow afternoon, the President will travel to New Jersey where he will join Governor Christie in viewing the storm damage, talking with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanking first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities. Additional scheduling details will be released when they are available," Carney wrote.


Filed under: New Jersey • President Obama
Obama: Storm is not over
October 30th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: Storm is not over

(CNN) – "This storm is not yet over," President Barack Obama said Tuesday, speaking at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington. He warned that the storm is still moving north, and encouraged Americans to stay alert.

Obama called for "no bureaucracy, no red tape" in the federal government's response to Sandy's destruction.


Filed under: President Obama
Biden to campaign in Florida on Wednesday
October 30th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden to campaign in Florida on Wednesday

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in Florida on Wednesday, he told reporters at a Columbus, Ohio airport on Tuesday.

"Assuming things continue as they are, we're going to resume our schedule in Florida as scheduled starting tomorrow," Biden said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Joe Biden
Is it getting competitive in Nebraska's Senate race?
October 30th, 2012
02:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Is it getting competitive in Nebraska's Senate race?

(CNN) - Is the Nebraska battle to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson tightening up?

Republican state Sen. Deb Fischer is considered the clear favorite over her Democratic opponent, former Sen. Bob Kerrey, but a new poll suggests Kerrey is closing the gap. And a conservative super PAC that supports Republican candidates is going up with a new ad buy in the state in support of Fischer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nebraska
Team Obama says Hispanic vote helps confidence in Florida
October 30th, 2012
02:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Team Obama says Hispanic vote helps confidence in Florida

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – If President Barack Obama wins Florida, it will be thanks to an increase in Hispanic voters, according to leaders of the president's campaign in the state.

One week before Election Day and three days into early voting in the ever important battleground, Obama's Sunshine State director Ashley Walker told reporters during a pen and pad briefing that early turnout among Hispanics is up 50% from 2008 due to an increase in registration and enthusiasm in the community.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Latinos • President Obama
October 30th, 2012
02:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Looking presidential: The optics of leadership during a disaster

(CNN) - As Sandy took aim at the East Coast, President Barack Obama discarded campaign events in Florida and Virginia to return to Washington and address the storm from the White House.

Mitt Romney adjusted his schedule to hit the battleground state of Ohio and direct campaign resources in Virginia and New Hampshire to focus on storm relief.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
October 30th, 2012
01:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney on storm aftermath: 'People are hurting this morning'

(CNN) – With a week to go until Election Day and a day after superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast, Republican nominee Mitt Romney swapped campaign rallies for a relief event in the all-important battleground state of Ohio Tuesday.

"We have heavy hearts as you know with all the suffering going on in a major part of our country. A lot of people are hurting this morning," said Romney, adding that he had the chance to speak with some of the governors from the affected areas.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio
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