Trademark mustache in play if some Dem states fall
October 31st, 2012
11:24 AM ET
1 year ago

Trademark mustache in play if some Dem states fall

(CNN) – With polls showing the presidential race tightening Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania - and Republicans signaling they think those three Democratic states could be in play - whoever wins these states could come out on top by a close shave.

And if GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes any of those states, a top adviser to President Barack Obama says shaving is just what he'll do.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Minnesota • Pennsylvania
Poll: Single digit race for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes
October 31st, 2012
09:39 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Single digit race for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes

(CNN) – Need more evidence that Pennsylvania won't be a cakewalk this time around for President Barack Obama?

Then here you go: A Franklin and Marshall College poll of likely Keystone State voters released Wednesday indicates Obama with a 49%-45% edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The president's four point advantage is within the survey's sampling error and is down from a nine point lead he had last month.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • President Obama
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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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania
FIRST ON CNN: National Republicans putting money in sleeper Pennsylvania Senate race
October 26th, 2012
03:48 PM ET
1 year ago

FIRST ON CNN: National Republicans putting money in sleeper Pennsylvania Senate race

Washington (CNN) – National Republicans are dedicating half a million dollars to the GOP candidate trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, CNN has learned.

With 11 days to go before Election Day, this is the first time the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has invested in this race, a surprise since most political prognosticators consider this Senate seat likely to stay in Democratic hands.
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Filed under: Bob Casey • NRSC • Pennsylvania
Ryan zeroes in on energy jobs in Pennsylvania
October 20th, 2012
01:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan zeroes in on energy jobs in Pennsylvania

Moon Township, Pennsylvania (CNN) - GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan zeroed in on energy jobs and waved a Terrible Towel when he visited Steelers country on Saturday.

In an appeal for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, Mitt Romney's running mate warned of another four years of President Barack Obama's energy policies and pointed to a major pocketbook issue to make his point.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Pennsylvania
Second straight poll suggests tight race in Pennsylvania
October 16th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Second straight poll suggests tight race in Pennsylvania

Hempstead, New York (CNN) - Hours before the second presidential debate Tuesday, a new poll indicates a close contest between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday morning, 50% of likely voters in the Keystone State say they are backing the president, with 46% supporting Romney. Obama's four point advantage is within the poll's sampling error.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • Polls • President Obama
Arlen Specter dead at 82
October 14th, 2012
01:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Arlen Specter dead at 82

(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a dying breed of liberal Republicanism switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died after a lengthy battle with cancer, his family announced Sunday.

Specter died of complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on Sunday morning at his home in Philadelphia, his family said. He was 82.

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Filed under: Arlen Specter • Pennsylvania
Poll: Obama retains advantage in Pennsylvania
October 11th, 2012
03:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama retains advantage in Pennsylvania

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's advantage over his Republican challenger in Pennsylvania is now at eight points which is right on the edge of the sampling error, according to a new poll.

Mitt Romney, however, won last Wednesday's debate by a wide margin, the survey shows.

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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania
Another tightening battleground: Pennsylvania
October 9th, 2012
05:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Another tightening battleground: Pennsylvania

(CNN) – Among a slate of battleground state polls showing a tightening race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is a survey in Pennsylvania, where Obama, until recently, held a lead over his rival but is now statistically tied with the GOP nominee.

The poll, from Siena College, showed Obama with the backing of 43% of likely Pennsylvania voters, compared to 40% who backed Romney. That's within the 4.2% sampling error. Another 12% of likely Pennsylvania voters in the Siena poll remained undecided. The survey was conducted October 1-5, partially before and partially after the first presidential debate between Obama and Romney, which took place October 3.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • President Obama
October 7th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Latino voter registration efforts running out of time in Pennsylvania

(CNN) – In the days before a voter registration deadline, Latino groups are usually wrapping up their outreach efforts aimed at driving potential voters to the polls on Election Day. But this election season, Rafael Collazo led a sparse team of volunteers into the streets of Philadelphia, scrambling to get voters he wishes he could have signed up months ago.

"We sort of plan our campaign so that we're not in an extreme rush to the very end," said Collazo, who works for the National Council of La Raza. But this year, his tiny team is running into row houses dotted with Puerto Rican flags, shouting in English and Spanish about the need to register and vote. Team members have visited high schools and tried to rally apathetic youth who would be voting for the first time, if only they would register with the state.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Pennsylvania
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