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  1. Paul Ryan and surrogates for both presidential campaigns have not left the plains of Colorado out of their final visits in the last hours before the election. Although the suburbs of Denver, where the Rocky Mountains are still visible, are the hub of Colorado’s undecided voters, the northeastern farmland part of the state is also getting considerable attention.

    Actress Alexis Bledel and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) stumped for Obama in Greeley on Saturday and Ryan will be back in Greeley on Monday.

    The plains, mainly comprised in Colorado’s 4th congressional district, have swung from being a competitive district to a safe seat for Republican Rep. Cory Gardner after the 2010 Census and redistricting. The cattle country represents a national Republican mood that is distinctly anti-Obama, according to Megan MacColl at Claremont McKenna College

    arthistorygeek:

    The eastern plains of Colorado. Love seeing the patterns that result from farming and from water flow.

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  2. Temple University College Republicans promoted the Romney-Ryan ticket on campus this Wednesday. For the past week, they have displayed their super-size sign at various high-traffic locations on campus.
Because the surrounding North Philadelphia community overwhelmingly supports President Obama’s reelection campaign, this is one of few pro-Romney signs Temple students will likely come across before the election. Yards are dotted blue with Obama-Biden signs in the residential blocks encircling Temple’s main campus.
At Temple University, the College Republicans are far outnumbered by their Democratic counterparts, but the enormity of this sign seems to be helping them effectively spread their message with fewer members.

    Temple University College Republicans promoted the Romney-Ryan ticket on campus this Wednesday. For the past week, they have displayed their super-size sign at various high-traffic locations on campus.

    Because the surrounding North Philadelphia community overwhelmingly supports President Obama’s reelection campaign, this is one of few pro-Romney signs Temple students will likely come across before the election. Yards are dotted blue with Obama-Biden signs in the residential blocks encircling Temple’s main campus.

    At Temple University, the College Republicans are far outnumbered by their Democratic counterparts, but the enormity of this sign seems to be helping them effectively spread their message with fewer members.

  3. This fight is going to be fierce all the way to Nov. 6 and neither side will concede Virginia. Obama doesn’t need Virginia, but wants it to deprive Romney of an easy path to 270.”

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    University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato about what both presidential campaigns need to achieve in the last 13 days before the election. The candidates seem to agree, with appearances from the candidates and their running mates all happening in the next week in Virginia.

    Tomorrow, Paul Ryan will campaign in Bristol and Charlottesville while Barack Obama visits Richmond. On Saturday, Jill and Joe Biden will visit Virginia Beach and Lynchburg with their son, Beau. On Sunday, Romney will visit Richmond, Prince William County and Virginia Beach. (via Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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  4. Kid Rock opened for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., Tuesday evening. The Republican ticket was greeted by about 10,000 supporters, and event staff said they turned thousands away after the venue reached capacity.

    Romney asserted that Barack Obama is running a failing campaign on a dwindling strategy.

    "Look at the Obama campaign, it’s reduced to talking about smaller and smaller things, they’re talking about saving characters on Sesame Street," Romney said.

    "What you’re seeing from the Obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign," he went on. "The president is out of ideas, he’s out of excuses, and in November, you’re going to make sure he’s out of office."

    One young attendee, an 18-year-old freshman at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Morgan Reuter, said that Romney’s speech captured her previously undecided vote.

    "I decided to come because I’ve been kind of iffy and I really wanted to hear what Romney had to say," Reuter said. "Honestly, he convinced me to vote for him."

    The rally mirrors the mounting intensity and excitement in Colorado, where the presidential election remains a virtual toss-up.

  5. About 10,000 Coloradans attended the Romney/Ryan event at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo., Tuesday evening, and thousands more were turned away after the venue reached capacity.

  6. Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the night of Sept. 24, when Jason Mraz played for a full audience. Photo by CU student Jacki Altman.
Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins are headlining a political rally that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are holding at world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on Tuesday evening.
The Republican ticket is campaigning in Colorado one day ahead of Barack Obama’s event planned for Wednesday in Denver.

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the night of Sept. 24, when Jason Mraz played for a full audience. Photo by CU student Jacki Altman.

    Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins are headlining a political rally that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are holding at world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on Tuesday evening.

    The Republican ticket is campaigning in Colorado one day ahead of Barack Obama’s event planned for Wednesday in Denver.

  7. President Barack Obama’s (blue) and candidate Mitt Romney’s (red) visits to college campuses since August 2012. An interactive version of the map can be viewed here.
President Barack Obama visited George Mason University in Fairfax for the second time this month on Friday to campaign before the Nov. 6 election.
 It might seem Obama spends a lot of time on college campuses, but The Washington Post’s campaign stops map show that Obama has only visited one more Virginia college campus than his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.  Including appearances from their wives and running mates, the Romney and Obama campaigns have visited the same number of colleges since August.
While they may be tied on campuses, the Romney campaign (counting appearances from each candidate’s running mate) has visited Virginia five more times than the Obama campaign.
First Lady Michelle Obama has Romney’s wife, Ann, beat in Virginia. Since August, Michelle has visited the state 10 times while Ann has only visited five times.  Most of Ann’s events are private fundraisers. Michelle spoke at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg on Sept. 13 and earlier in the year, on Jan. 11, she visited Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with Jill Biden. Later, on May 5, Obama himself made an appearance at the university.
Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, has not visited any college campuses, but he did visit an elementary school in Wytheville on Aug. 14. Two months before, he spoke at Tallwood High School’s graduation in Virginia Beach. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited Christopher Newport University in Newport News on Sept. 18, which prompted the school to take a second look at their demonstration policy.

    President Barack Obama’s (blue) and candidate Mitt Romney’s (red) visits to college campuses since August 2012. An interactive version of the map can be viewed here.

    President Barack Obama visited George Mason University in Fairfax for the second time this month on Friday to campaign before the Nov. 6 election.

     It might seem Obama spends a lot of time on college campuses, but The Washington Post’s campaign stops map show that Obama has only visited one more Virginia college campus than his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.  Including appearances from their wives and running mates, the Romney and Obama campaigns have visited the same number of colleges since August.

    While they may be tied on campuses, the Romney campaign (counting appearances from each candidate’s running mate) has visited Virginia five more times than the Obama campaign.

    First Lady Michelle Obama has Romney’s wife, Ann, beat in Virginia. Since August, Michelle has visited the state 10 times while Ann has only visited five times.  Most of Ann’s events are private fundraisers. Michelle spoke at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg on Sept. 13 and earlier in the year, on Jan. 11, she visited Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with Jill Biden. Later, on May 5, Obama himself made an appearance at the university.

    Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, has not visited any college campuses, but he did visit an elementary school in Wytheville on Aug. 14. Two months before, he spoke at Tallwood High School’s graduation in Virginia Beach. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited Christopher Newport University in Newport News on Sept. 18, which prompted the school to take a second look at their demonstration policy.

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  8. By Emily Morman for The 12 

    Vice President Joe Biden may have been laughing during his Oct. 11 debate against GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, but his behavior didn’t put a smile on the faces of some students at Wayne State University.

    Both candidates played offense during their first and only square-off, but WSU students said the candidates’ behavior and attitudes were what made the difference to them.

    Senior pre-med student Sai Dalavayi said he was “unimpressed” by Biden’s behavior, particularly his reactions to Ryan’s statements.

    “Vice President Biden was just flat-out laughing, and the lack of professionalism definitely impacted his performance,” he said. “He didn’t treat it with the same kind of respect that Paul Ryan was giving him.”

    Sophomore marketing student Richard Benoist also said he thought Ryan gave a stronger performance during the debate.

    “I think that Ryan had the upper hand because he can talk about what Biden and (President Barack) Obama haven’t done, and he can talk about what he will do,” he said. “I support Biden, but most of the time, he just sat there and smiled, and then giggled, but he didn’t really have as much to go off of.”

    The vice presidential candidates touched on a number of issues during the debate moderated by ABC News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, including foreign policy, taxes, healthcare and abortion.

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