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  1. Video by the multimedia staff of The Daily Tar Heel

    At the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, College Republicans and Young Democrats gathered at local restaurants to watch the results of the 2012 presidential election.

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  2. 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.

  3. Photos by Ryan Thompson; Reporting by Ryan Thompson and Maggie Seppi

    Tropical Storm Isaac may have abbreviated Monday’s events at the Republican National Convention, but preparations for the four-day event in Tampa, Fla., endure.

    Inside the Tampa Convention Center, three floors worth of media rooms fill the building — from Time to Twitter, from the Tampa Bay Times to the Washington Post.

    An enclosed walkway leads to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, in which politicians, delegates and the media will congregate.

    Angela Gard, the CEO of Tampa’s Couture that Rox, serves as the merchandising manager of the GOP Shoppe.

    The shop, located inside the forum, will sell apparel, buttons and other products related to the Republican Party, the Romney-Ryan ticket and the 2012 convention itself, Gard said.

    She said all revenue goes back to the host committee in Tampa and to the Romney campaign.

    A registered Republican, Gard said she’s supportive of the Romney-Ryan ticket.

    But Gard won’t be the only one working inside a vendor in the forum this week.

    Karla Soloman, a cashier at Mr. Empanada, will be sell food and drinks instead of GOP iconography. 

    Soloman said during the convention, she and her co-workers will get to the forum around 5:30 a.m. and clock in at 7. They’ll work until midnight and keep that schedule for the convention’s duration.

    "The more, the better" when it comes to Mr. Empanada customers for the convention, Soloman said. 

  4. I think Biden is like a sunny day to the middle class families across this country who are looking for someone who is going to fight for them in the White House.”

    - Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki responding to a question as to whether VP Joe Biden is more of a Category 3 or a Category 4 on the storm-ranking scale as he prepares to visit Florida during the Republican National Convention. (via yahoopolitics)

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  5. With the Republican National Convention less than a week away, Gov. Rick Scott is preparing for his Monday night speech.

    From the Tampa Bay Times:

    Scott will discuss how the state needs a presidential partner that will reduce taxes, reduce regulation and reduce litigation, he told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

  6. From the Florida Times-Union:

    The court said that evidence presented in the case clearly showed that black voters utilized early voting much more than white voters do, especially in the 2008 election, when President Barack Obama won Florida.

  7. floridaelects:

    Are you financially better off, worse, or the same under President Obama? Denise Blackstone of Jacksonville responds. 

    By: Paula A. Senn, UNF Student Reporter

    Would you say you, yourself are better off financially than you were when Obama became president, not as well off, or in about the same shape as then financially?

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

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  8. floridaelects:

    Politics and the economy 

    by Dargan Thompson, UNF Student Reporter 

    Bridget Bateman says in her personal financial situation, she is actually better off than four years ago. 

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

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  9. reuterspolitics:

    In Florida, one of a minority of states that does not automatically restore civil rights once a felon has completed a sentence, more than 13,000 ex-felons may be eligible to vote but don’t know it.

    After reviewing 17,604 names of those who had their rights restored, the American Civil…

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