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  1. “The most important issue for me this election is very easily the size of the national debt. With the credit rating drop for the first time in history and with the debt at record heights, we’re endangering our future.” 
— Rob Gebelhoff, sophomore at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., on the most important issues of this election for him.
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    “The most important issue for me this election is very easily the size of the national debt. With the credit rating drop for the first time in history and with the debt at record heights, we’re endangering our future.” 

    — Rob Gebelhoff, sophomore at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., on the most important issues of this election for him.

    What issue matters most to you in the upcoming election? Tell us here on The 12, or tweet your response using #VoterVoices

    See what the candidates are saying about their plans to fix the economy and lower the national debt here

  2. Former Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold visited Marquette University for the law school’s “On the Issues” segment with Mike Gousha. During his visit Feingold addressed campaign finance reform, American exceptionalism, foreign relations and the current presidential election.

    Fiengold also had a lot to say about the first presidential debate during his visit. Read more from the Marquette Tribune.

  3. Electoral maps? Check. Ad and campaign finance trackers? Check, check. Info on candidates positions? We have that. See all the tools the Post Graphics team  has built to track what the candidates are doing and help you make an informed decision on Nov. 6 here

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  4. barackobama:

A few people showed up to see the president in Wisconsin today.

Chris Murphy of the Capital Times covered the President’s first post-debate speech at the University of Wisconsin – Madison by incorporating many of the students’ voices. See how the day shaped up here: #ObamaUW - The day in social media.

    barackobama:

    A few people showed up to see the president in Wisconsin today.

    Chris Murphy of the Capital Times covered the President’s first post-debate speech at the University of Wisconsin – Madison by incorporating many of the students’ voices. See how the day shaped up here: #ObamaUW - The day in social media.

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  5. The Marquette Tribune compares the presidential candidates’ use of social media and how they connect with their constituents.

    As the 2012 presidential debates begin this Wednesday, the candidates are taking advantage of networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook and even Reddit to engage the online community. While President Obama, sometimes referred to as the “Facebook president,” used social media in his 2008 campaign, this election season has seen an increased social media presence from both sides of the aisle.

    Read more.

  6. The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) leading former governor Tommy Thompson (R) , 50 percent to 41 percent in the Wisconsin Senate race. When the two recently met for the first debate of the election, their polarizing views illustrated the division shown by the poll. Read more about the debate from the Badger Herald.

  7. "I thought (picking Ryan) was a signal that this guy (Romney) was getting serious, he’s getting bold; it’s not necessarily even a frustration over the way Paul Ryan’s been used but rather in the larger context. I just haven’t seen that kind of passion I know Paul has transferred over to our nominee, and I think it’s a little bit of pushback from the folks in the national campaign. But I think for him to win, he’s got to (do) that."

    -Gov. Scott Walker

    Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  8. Photo courtesy of The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants Northern Virginians to know he has their best interests at heart — even seemingly small ones, like Virginia’s supposed Lyme Disease epidemic.
Romney is distributing literature that promises he will work to curb incidences of the disease, which generally affects less than 1,000 Virginians a year. In Northern Virginia, though, the issue is of high importance: Loudoun County officials declared this past May was Lyme Disease Awareness month. (via The Washington Post)

    Photo courtesy of The Washington Post

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants Northern Virginians to know he has their best interests at heart — even seemingly small ones, like Virginia’s supposed Lyme Disease epidemic.

    Romney is distributing literature that promises he will work to curb incidences of the disease, which generally affects less than 1,000 Virginians a year. In Northern Virginia, though, the issue is of high importance: Loudoun County officials declared this past May was Lyme Disease Awareness month. (via The Washington Post)

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  9. The Fix has moved Ohio to “Lean Obama” after a new Washington Post Poll out Tuesday showed him up 52 percent to 44 percent over Mitt Romney.
Obama also has a lead in Florida in the new poll, though at 51-47 it is not statistically significant.

    The Fix has moved Ohio to “Lean Obama” after a new Washington Post Poll out Tuesday showed him up 52 percent to 44 percent over Mitt Romney.

    Obama also has a lead in Florida in the new poll, though at 51-47 it is not statistically significant.

    Washington Post »

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