Politics can’t scare off Ryan from his appointed Halloween rounds
October 31st, 2012
11:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Politics can’t scare off Ryan from his appointed Halloween rounds

Janesville, Wisconsin (CNN) - Even in an election year, Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan stuck to a family trick-or-treat tradition.

On Wednesday, Mitt Romney's running mate held three rallies in his home state before he and wife, Janna, returned to Janesville to spend Halloween with their three children.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Election price tag could reach $6 billion
October 31st, 2012
09:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Election price tag could reach $6 billion

(CNN) – How much will be spent on the 2012 federal elections?

A report released Wednesday says the total spending amount could top a record-breaking $6 billion, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • House • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Senate
October 31st, 2012
08:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Both campaigns say they like their positions in polls

Washington (CNN) – Why wait until Election Day?

A majority of Americans think President Barack Obama will win re-election, according to a Gallup poll on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
October 31st, 2012
08:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Congressional races set records for spending

Washington (CNN) – There may be little drama left in the outcome, but you wouldn't know that by watching the final days of campaigning in the battle for the U.S. House.

Democratic and Republican congressional campaign committees and outside groups for both parties are ramping up spending and committing tens of millions of dollars to those races.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • House
Pennsylvania's Casey target of radio ad on abortion
October 31st, 2012
07:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Pennsylvania's Casey target of radio ad on abortion

(CNN) - The conservative Susan B. Anthony List questions Democratic Sen. Bob Casey's abortion position in a new ad hitting Pennsylvania airwaves.

The spot, which SBA is spending $50,000 to run, says Casey's vote in favor of President Barack Obama's health care law contradicts his position on abortion.
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania
Michigan poll: Obama 48% – Romney 42%
October 31st, 2012
07:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Michigan poll: Obama 48% – Romney 42%

(CNN) – A new poll released Wednesday indicates President Barack Obama has a six-point advantage over Mitt Romney in Michigan.

Forty-eight percent of likely voters in the state back the incumbent president, while 42% support the GOP presidential nominee, according to a new EPIC-MRA poll commissioned by the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ, a CNN affiliate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
Team Obama sets schedule for final weekend of race
October 31st, 2012
05:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Team Obama sets schedule for final weekend of race

(CNN) - While President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday, he'll continue to push full speed ahead until Election Day.

His campaign announced Wednesday he'll pass through seven battleground states in the weekend blitz before voters head to the polls on November 6.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Romney, Obama camps war over 'state of the race'
October 31st, 2012
05:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney, Obama camps war over 'state of the race'

(CNN) - Who has the momentum in the race for the White House, President Barack Obama or GOP challenger Mitt Romney?

Each campaign says they do, and are seeking to impress upon reporters that point.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
CNN's GUT CHECK for October 31, 2012
October 31st, 2012
05:05 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for October 31, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 31, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

JUST IN: OBAMA, CHRISTIE TOUR STORM RAVAGED JERSEY COAST… "I cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells reporters after surveying Sandy damage on Wednesday in Brigantine.

DEVELOPING: BATTLEGROUND POLLS STAY TIGHT

OHIO
CNN POLL OF POLLS – October 22-30
Likely voters' choice for President

Obama 49%
Romney 46%

VIRGINIA
CNN POLL OF POLLS – October 22-28
Likely voters' choice for President

Obama 47%
Romney 48%

GOING VIRAL: A YouTube video of Fort Collins 4 year-old Abigael crying over the presidential election has gone viral on social media.

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Filed under: 2012
CNN's GUT CHECK for October 31, 2012
October 31st, 2012
05:04 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for October 31, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 31, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

JUST IN: OBAMA, CHRISTIE TOUR STORM RAVAGED JERSEY COAST… "I cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells reporters after surveying Sandy damage on Wednesday in Brigantine.

DEVELOPING: BATTLEGROUND POLLS STAY TIGHT

OHIO
CNN POLL OF POLLS – October 22-30
Likely voters' choice for President

Obama 49%
Romney 46%

VIRGINIA
CNN POLL OF POLLS – October 22-28
Likely voters' choice for President

Obama 47%
Romney 48%

GOING VIRAL: A YouTube video of Fort Collins 4 year-old Abigael crying over the presidential election has gone viral on social media.

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
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