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  1. Colorado’s Jefferson, Arapahoe and Larimer counties are hotly contested this election and, as part of the Denver media market, have been bombarded with political advertisements this season.

    Except for Joe Biden, each major presidential candidate, their wives and vice-presidential candidates have visited at least one of the contested Colorado counties.

    source2012:

    Less than a third of “battleground” Americans feel voting matters:

    If you live in a swing state, we’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you’re rather tired of seeing political ads. But the extra-lucky folks who live in battleground congressional districts have been watching…

    (via opensecretsdc)

    campaignmoney.org »

  2. Which way will North Carolina go?

    Once known as “the Dixie Dynamo,” North Carolina has long been characterized by its tug-of-war between tradition and progression. Now, the state is being torn between more than old and new patterns of thinking. It has become a political battleground — a place where liberal and conservative, urban and rural, and public and private interests all collide.

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    whichwaync.com »

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