Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - The boss of Mitt Romney's "readiness project" said Saturday he and his team were "building a ship that you hope will set sail" leading into Election Day.
Michael Leavitt, the former governor of Utah, has been tasked with helping Romney set up a presidential administration, should he be elected. The project began in June, when Leavitt was appointed to the role.
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. The following dispatch is from CNN's Deirdre Walsh who is traveling with House Speaker John Boehner on an Ohio bus tour over this pre-election weekend.
Lebanon, Ohio (CNN) - When House Speaker John Boehner took the small stage at the first event on his three day statewide bus tour his mission was clear - rally the GOP faithful to get to the polls and make sure this solidly red county turns out in big numbers for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
"Three more days!" Boehner chanted along with the small crowd of GOP supporters in a parking lot outside the Warren county victory center.
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Two of Ohio's top Republicans on Saturday waved off a spate of polling that shows President Obama with a small but steady lead in the pivotal state.
"I am not worried about the public polls," said Sen. Rob Portman.
Marietta, Ohio (CNN) - In Ohio Saturday morning Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama's comment about voting being the "best revenge" showed how the Democratic incumbent is "appealing to our lowest fears."
With just three days left in the race the GOP presidential campaign is seizing on the remark to illustrate how Obama's message differs from their own, which they say is a more positive message of change.
(CNN) – Sarah Palin's political action committee donated $5,000 to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on the last day of October, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The amount, while not huge compared to the large donations both candidates have received from individual donors and other committees, is on par with what Palin's group (Sarah PAC) has donated to other Republican candidates running for House and Senate.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CNN) – During the course of his long run for the presidency, Mitt Romney has consistently presented himself to voters as a "turnaround" artist, or as his supporters have taken to calling him recently, a "Mr. Fix-It."
In making his closing argument to voters that he should have that chance to take his government tool belt to Washington, Romney has vowed to "bring people together," to govern as president.
Mentor, Ohio (CNN) - At a Friday morning rally in Hilliard, Ohio, Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland exhorted the audience to vote for President Barack Obama because GOP hopeful Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan have "to fake compassion."
If you think that sounds unusually cutting, go a few hundred miles across the country to a Romney rally where Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, told his home state crowd he wonders of the president, "How much do you really love the country you are in charge of?"
(CNN) - With only three days remaining in the presidential race, Mitt Romney's campaign wasted no time in turning comments President Barack Obama made Friday into a campaign ad.
"Don't boo - vote!" Obama said at a rally Friday in Springfield, Ohio, a regular rallying cry he uses on the stump.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt and Ann Romney made a sentimental return to New Hampshire Saturday during a campaign swing so tightly scheduled the couple did not even sleep at their nearby home.
Running short on sleep but with the end of the campaign three days away, the Romneys thanked an audience of roughly 1,000 supporters who braved chilly temperatures to hear the GOP presidential candidate speak.
(CNN) - In an era when shadowy hackers can snatch secret government files and humble big businesses with seeming ease, it's an unavoidable question as Election Day approaches: When we go to the polls, could our very votes be at risk?
According to voting-security experts, the answer can be boiled down to a bit of campaign-speak: There are reasons for concern and there is work to be done but, by and large, we're better off now than we were four years ago.