(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton described on Friday analysis of the presidential debates as a distraction, and said the Republicans - including presidential nominee Mitt Romney - are playing "hide and seek" with their proposals.
As the presidential campaign enters it's final stretches, voters tuned in this month by the millions to see and evaluate the candidates. The second presidential debate - held on Tuesday - was watched by over 65.6 million people, according to a Nielsen rating, which said that some 67.1 million watched the first debate held on October 3.
(CNN) – New polls that were taken partially after the second presidential debate indicate President Barack Obama has an edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Iowa.
Fifty-one percent of likely voters in Wisconsin back the president, while 45% support Romney, according to one of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls released Thursday. The six point margin falls within the survey's sampling error, meaning the two candidates are statistically tied in the state.
(CNN) – A new poll released Wednesday indicates Mitt Romney is gaining ground in Wisconsin, where the race is now tied up between the GOP presidential nominee and President Barack Obama.
Forty-nine percent of likely voters say they support the president, while 48% choose Romney, according to the Marquette University Law School poll, which was was conducted entirely before the second presidential debate Tuesday night.
(CNN) – The campaign for Tommy Thompson said the Senate hopeful's son apologized Monday after making a comment referencing President Barack Obama's birthplace at a campaign event.
Jason Thompson, whose father is running as the GOP nominee in a tight contest in Wisconsin, said it was time to send President Barack Obama "back to" Kenya.
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Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan is hoping the winning streak of his beloved Packers will rub off on his party and end a 28-year losing streak for Republican presidential nominees in his home state.
"And in Wisconsin we have shown that if leaders step up and lead we as voters have their backs. We haven't dedicated our electoral votes since 1984 to the Republican nominee. It is time we change that," Mitt Romney's running mate said. "We are on a winning streak here in Wisconsin. Let's keep that winning streak going."
(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke Saturday at a fundraiser for one-time GOP rival Mitt Romney in her home state of Minnesota, an event attended by Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of neighboring Wisconsin.
The attendance of Bachmann, who is a tight reelection race for her House seat, did not go unnoticed by those who recalled the congresswoman’s failed bid for the White House.
Danville, Kentucky (CNN) – Hours before the only vice presidential debate this campaign, six new polls provide more evidence that the race for the White House is extremely tight.
The surveys were all conducted after last week's first face-off between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and they indicate the Democratic and Republican tickets are all knotted up in the battleground states of Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado.
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(CNN) – An independent, conservative group said it launched five new television ads in tight Senate races across the country on Tuesday.
Crossroads GOP spent $4 million on the ads, set to run in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin through Monday.
(CNN) - Hours before the first presidential debate, a new poll indicates President Barack Obama is holding his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the race for Wisconsin's ten electoral votes.
According to a Marquette Law School survey released Wednesday, 53% of likely voters in the Badger State say they're backing the president, with 42% supporting Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. Obama's 11-point lead is down from a 14 point lead in the previous Marquette poll conducted in mid September, after the Democratic convention.
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