October 31st, 2008
02:07 PM ET
6 years ago

Battleground 2008: Creating, keeping U.S. jobs

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Since losing his job in July, Jon Lowder is taking resume-building and networking classes.
Since losing his job in July, Jon Lowder is taking resume-building and networking classes.

(CNN) - Even before the economic crisis, voters listed the economy as the top issue in the presidential election.

In a CNN.com special report, Battleground Voters, we talked to voters in five battleground states - Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio - to find out how the economy would influence their choice for president.

In the last of four parts, we talked to the unemployed, who say keeping jobs in their communities and in the country is key to their vote.

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Check out the previous stories in CNN's special report on battleground voters: Tuesday's installment focused on small business owners, Wednesday's on students and Thursday's on retirees.


Filed under: Race to '08
October 30th, 2008
11:41 AM ET
6 years ago

Battleground 2008: Retirees take a new look

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Government intervention to fix the economy is 'absolutely necessary,' Cameron Graham says.
Government intervention to fix the economy is 'absolutely necessary,' Cameron Graham says.

(CNN) - Even before the current economic crisis, voters listed the economy as the top issue in the presidential election.

In a CNN.com special report, Battleground Voters, we talked to voters in five battleground states - Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio - to find out how the economy would influence their choice for president.

In the third of four parts, we talked to retirees, who say they're not only worried about their own finances, and whether they may need to work again, but about others, and the kind of world that their children and grandchildren will live in.

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CNN's special report on battleground voters continues Friday with a look at unemployed voters.


Filed under: Race to '08
October 29th, 2008
11:50 AM ET
6 years ago

Battleground 2008: Students weigh economics, ethics

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Katie Ulrich says her college savings have run out and she's looking for new ways to pay for her education.
Katie Ulrich says her college savings have run out and she's looking for new ways to pay for her education.

(CNN) - Even before the current economic crisis, voters listed the economy as the top issue in the presidential election.

In a CNN.com special report, Battleground Voters, we talked to voters in five battleground states - Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio - to find out how the economy would influence their choice for president.

In the second of four parts, we talked to students, who say that while they're worried about making ends meet in college and jobs when they graduate, social issues matter, too.

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Audio slideshow

CNN's special report on battleground voters continues Thursday with a look at retirees and Friday with unemployed voters.

Tuesday's installment focused on small business owners.


Filed under: Race to '08
October 28th, 2008
10:39 AM ET
6 years ago

Battleground 2008: Small businesses weigh choices

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Susan Melching calls enduring current economic conditions 'a very frightening experience.'
Susan Melching calls enduring current economic conditions 'a very frightening experience.'

(CNN) - Even before the current economic crisis, voters listed the economy as the top issue in the presidential election.

In a CNN.com special report, Battleground Voters, we talked to voters in five battleground states - Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio - to find out how the economy would influence their choice for president.

In the first of four parts, we talked to small-business owners, who have been at the center of John McCain's and Barack Obama's plans on how they would get the ailing economy back on track.

Full Story

CNN's special report on battleground voters continues Wednesday with a look at students, Thursday with retirees and Friday with unemployed voters.


Filed under: Race to '08