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  1. New Hampshire newspaper The Union Leader made an endorsement for Mitt Romney on Sunday, as well as N.H. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne in an editorial by Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid.

    "It is too often said, but this really is a very important election," McQuaid writes. "Nationally, we will have either four more years of deficit spending and government expansion under President Obama and Joe Biden, or at least the chance of restoring the economy and reining in the government under Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. We think the right choice is Romney-Ryan." 

  2. A reminder that an incumbent president’s job is still ongoing in the final days of elections:  

    "I could just fall apart, my back is killing me, my head is hurting, I’ve been up all day," Lyndon B. Johnson says in this recording (skip to 5:10) from the day of the 1964 election. "It’s been a wonderful evening, a very touching evening, but I got so sore today, I didn’t realize how much I’ve been doing."

    lbjlibrary:

    Nov. 3, 1964. Even in the midst of Election Day, Vietnam is still on LBJ’s mind. He speaks with McGeorge Bundy at 5.11 PM about politics and the recent attack on U.S. forces at Bien Hoa Airfield. 

    (via ourpresidents)

    lbjlibrary »

  3. source2012:

Liberal Super PACs Out-Raise Conservative Groups in August
Barack Obama isn’t the only one to find his mojo in August. For the first time this year, liberal super PACs out-dueled their conservative counterparts in the monthly fundraising department.
Read more on OpenSecrets Blog.

    source2012:

    Liberal Super PACs Out-Raise Conservative Groups in August

    Barack Obama isn’t the only one to find his mojo in August. For the first time this year, liberal super PACs out-dueled their conservative counterparts in the monthly fundraising department.

    Read more on OpenSecrets Blog.

    (via opensecretsdc)

    opensecrets.org »

  4. Anuradha Prakash, 9, looks around the crowd on Norlin Quad at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Colo. atop her father, Mani’s shoulders as President Obama addresses the crowd of about 13,000 Sunday afternoon.
The president’s visit to the Boulder campus was the second appearance of an acting president in the last 58 years, the last being Obama’s April 24, 2012 visit.
For more, see the CU Independent

    Anuradha Prakash, 9, looks around the crowd on Norlin Quad at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Colo. atop her father, Mani’s shoulders as President Obama addresses the crowd of about 13,000 Sunday afternoon.

    The president’s visit to the Boulder campus was the second appearance of an acting president in the last 58 years, the last being Obama’s April 24, 2012 visit.

    For more, see the CU Independent

  5. The latest Franklin & Marshall poll shows a slight drop in the numbers for both President Obama and Senator Casey, but still has them leading their opponents.

    Respondents also ranked the problems facing Pennsylvanians today by order of importance. The top five were: unemployment or finances, government or politicians, education, the economy and taxes.

    Read more here.

    politicspa.com »

  6. The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf is compiling question suggestions to send to 2012 presidential debate moderators. What questions do young voters have for the candidates?
theatlantic:

Let’s Brainstorm Better Questions for the Presidential Debates
What questions do you think should be asked at the debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? Let us know, and we’ll assemble the best and present them in an open memo to the debate moderators.

    The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf is compiling question suggestions to send to 2012 presidential debate moderators. What questions do young voters have for the candidates?

    theatlantic:

    Let’s Brainstorm Better Questions for the Presidential Debates

    What questions do you think should be asked at the debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? Let us know, and we’ll assemble the best and present them in an open memo to the debate moderators.

    The Atlantic »

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