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  1. 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.

  2. Via the  Daily News:.

    A judge earlier this month that a state-approved voter ID was not needed to cast a ballot in the presidential race Nov. 6, but voter-rights advocates say state billboards about the law are confusing people.

    Like the 10 ads placed in predominantly Hispanic communities with a photo of a woman holding up her driver’s license. "Esta jornada electoral si la tienes muestrala," it reads in Spanish, which means: "This Election Day, if you have it, show it."

    "It’s causing confusion with voters and now a lot of anger in the Hispanic community," Juan Ramos, a former Philadelphia City Council member and head of the Delaware Valley Voter Registration Education Project, said at a news conference in City Hall on Monday. He said the billboards went up last week. "The state should emphasize that you don’t need it to vote."

    articles.philly.com »

  3. Together, ten Pennsylvanians have donated nearly $9 million to their preferred candidates since 2011. The majority of these wealthy Pennsylvanians supported Republican candidates. All ten of them are men.

  4. Herman Cain brought his College Truth Tour to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday.

    Cain spoke of the new problems facing young voters and advised to students to stay informed about political issues and stay in school.

    "I dare all of you not to graduate, or I’m going to come back and you’re going to have to deal with me," warned Cain. Amid his message to students, the former Republican presidential candidate couldn’t resist promoting his famous 9-9-9 tax plan.

  5. A Harrisonburg, Pa. man was arrested Thursday for eight felony charges and five misdemeanors related to throwing out completed voter registration forms. Colin Small worked for Pinpoint, a company that was hired by the Republican Party of Virginia to help register voters.

    The Republican Party of Virginia’s chairman Pat Mullins released a statement following the arrest, saying they “will not tolerate any action by any person that could threaten the integrity of our electoral process.”

    The arrest comes less than a week after Virginia’s voter registration deadline, which was Oct. 15.

    nbc12.com »

  6. Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 
You can read more in this Associated Press article.
But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

    Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 

    You can read more in this Associated Press article.

    But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

    (via huffingtonpost)

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  7. From Philly.com:

    Bob Casey holds a 10-point lead over Tom Smith in the battle for the U.S. Senate, but fails to stir strong feeling among the electorate, according to the latest Inquirer Pennsylvania Poll.

    Four weeks before the Nov. 6 election, a bipartisan team of national pollsters found Casey, the Democratic incumbent, with 48 percent of the vote. Smith, the Republican nominee, was getting 38 percent.

    philly.com »

  8. "I’m really interested in what’s going to happen as far as the Bush tax cuts are concerned. If they continue, then they’ll obviously decrease the amount of revenue coming into the government and increase the deficit, so I would like to see them repealed."
— Holden McKinney, senior, Temple University in Philadelphia
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    "I’m really interested in what’s going to happen as far as the Bush tax cuts are concerned. If they continue, then they’ll obviously decrease the amount of revenue coming into the government and increase the deficit, so I would like to see them repealed."

    — Holden McKinney, senior, Temple University in Philadelphia

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

    You can also read up on the candidates positions and endorse their statements using the Washington Post’s Issue Engine

    Washington Post »

  9. Negative ads continue to target incumbent Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). Here, Republican challenger Tom Smith attacks Casey’s lack of passed legislation and labels his opponent a “career politician.” Smith’s increased in spending on advertising comes as he is gaining on Casey in polls.

  10. planetmoney:

    The word “deductions” was used 14 times in last night’s debate, but neither candidate specifically mentioned what our panel of economists suggested, eliminating the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees.

    (via npr)

    NPR »

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