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  1. Barack Obama made his 12th campaign stop in Colorado Thursday evening, when he touched down at University of Colorado-Boulder’s Coors Events Center.

    Greeted by 10,000 people — slightly fewer than his first two visits to the university — Obama spoke about continuing his 2008 sentiment of hope and change, which Allison Sherry at The Denver Post calls his "stick with me" message.

    "We’ve gotten done so much and we’ve never lost sight of the vision that we share, that you would have a voice, that there would be someone at the table fighting every day for middle class Americans," Obama said.

    As expected, the Thursday visit will not be the president’s last before the election. His campaign has tentatively announced a trip to the Community College of Aurora on Sunday, in the Denver suburb where the mass movie theater shooting occurred on July 20.

  2. Yes these numbers are true, but only if you take them in context. What does that 47 percent mean? … The same data shows that nearly two-thirds of households that paid no income tax did pay payroll taxes. And most people also pay some combination of state, local, sales, gas and property taxes.”

    - Lauri McNown, political science instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder specializing in the American presidency on Romney’s “47 percent” remarks secretly recorded at a Florida fundraiser.

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  3. President Obama’s reelection campaign is vetting Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado at Boulder against each other in the upcoming weeks using a competition to register young voters.

    The recently released “Rocky Mountain Rumble” video features Kal Penn and John Cho, stars of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, who made a campaign stop at each of the universities on Friday of last week.

    The Rocky Mountain Showdown, an annual football game between the rival Colo. schools, will take place at Sports Authority Stadium at Mile High this Saturday, August 1.

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