Romney to put ads on Pennsylvania TV
October 30th, 2012
12:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney to put ads on Pennsylvania TV

(CNN) - Mitt Romney will soon run campaign advertisements on Pennsylvania television, a Republican source told CNN on Tuesday. The Romney campaign later released an energy-themed ad which specifically mentions Pennsylvania.

Romney's campaign plans to go up next week in Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday - Election Day, the source said, adding that the buy could be expanded.
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Poll: Warren 53%-Brown 46% in Mass. Senate race
October 30th, 2012
12:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Warren 53%-Brown 46% in Mass. Senate race

(CNN) - With one week to go until Election Day, a new survey in the high profile Senate battle in Massachusetts indicates that the Democratic challenger has the edge.

According to a Suffolk University/7 News poll released Tuesday, 53% of likely voters in the Bay State say they support Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren, with 46% backing Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Romney set to return to Virginia Thursday
October 30th, 2012
11:15 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney set to return to Virginia Thursday

(CNN) – After canceling events in Virginia before and after a major storm swept through the region, GOP nominee Mitt Romney will return to the commonwealth Thursday for a campaign rally in Doswell, north of Richmond.

An invitation to the event said it would start at 1:45 p.m.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Virginia
October 30th, 2012
11:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Battleground Blog: Shooting survivor passionate about 2012 election

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. Here is a brief report from CNN contributor John Avlon, who talked to one Democrat in Ohio.

(CNN) - On the Battleground Bus Tour, we've met some extraordinary people. Usually, our focus is talking with the swing voters in swing states who will decide this election. But while Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, we started reporting a story on the ground game being implemented by both campaigns in Ohio.

At the Stark County Democratic Party Headquarters, we met a dedicated volunteer who lived through a dark chapter of American history and retained his sense of civic commitment.

His name is Dean Kahler and he was shot at Kent State in 1970.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
Republican groups launch almost $50 million ad blitz in final week
October 30th, 2012
10:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Republican groups launch almost $50 million ad blitz in final week

Washington (CNN) - Key Republican-leaning groups are launching a final week ad blitz totaling almost $50 million.

The Republican super PAC American Crossroads and its affiliate Crossroads GPS are buying more than $28 million in both presidential and Senate battleground states, a group spokesman told CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS
Clinton heads to Minnesota as poll suggests race tightening
October 30th, 2012
09:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Clinton heads to Minnesota as poll suggests race tightening

(CNN) – As President Barack Obama spends the day in Washington dealing with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, one of his top surrogates heads to Minnesota, where the race for the White House has appeared to tighten in the state once considered a safe bet for Democrats.

Former President Bill Clinton will make stops in Minneapolis and Duluth Tuesday to stump on Obama's behalf. The trip was announced Monday, after a poll over the weekend suggested a close race between the president and his GOP rival Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Minnesota
Obama updated on Sandy through the night; praised by Christie
October 30th, 2012
08:21 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama updated on Sandy through the night; praised by Christie

Update 11:24 a.m. ET: Obama's campaign events for Wednesday in Ohio have been canceled, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. Obama will "remain in Washington, DC on Wednesday to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy and ensure that all available federal resources continue to be provided to support ongoing state and local recovery efforts," Carney said in a statement.

(CNN) – President Barack Obama, who canceled a number of campaign stops in critical battlegrounds this week, received updates through the night Monday into Tuesday on the massive storm that devastated many parts of the East Coast.

A White House official said Obama spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as well as mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Jerramiah Healy of Jersey City and Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
On the Trail: October 30, 2012
October 30th, 2012
07:24 AM ET
1 year ago

On the Trail: October 30, 2012

(CNN) - With one week until Election Day, neither Mitt Romney nor President Barack Obama is on the trail Tuesday. Both canceled events because of the major storm that devastated parts of the East Coast Monday.

Mitt Romney will instead attend a storm relief event in the same venue where he had earlier planned a campaign rally. His running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, and his wife Ann will also attend similar events.

Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Obama in Minnesota.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • On the Trail
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
October 30th, 2012
05:22 AM ET
1 year ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: 5 things to watch in hurricane-wracked campaign
While the presidential election has topped the news much of the year, it has been pushed aside by Sandy as the storm crashed into the East Coast. Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, their running mates, and backers have pretty much curtailed campaigning, some fundraising and advertising as they wait to see the severity of damage from the storm. Here are five things to watch for in the storm and its aftermath.

CNN: Biden, Clinton tag team Romney claim on Jeep and China
It was like watching a tag team of a popular, political heavyweight and a scrappy contender against one fierce and determined opponent. On Monday, former president Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden entered the arena – battleground Ohio – and launched a double whammy of pushback against a fresh, yet dubious, claim from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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