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  1. On The Fix:

    Had Sandy delivered the kind of damage to Philadelphia that it left behind in neighboring New York and New Jersey, the presidential game would have been changed. Even if elections officials in hard-hit areas can create accessible and well-staffed polling places, getting beleaguered storm sufferers to vote is a whole other problem.

    Washington Post »

  2. Chart by Philadelphia Daily News. 
After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

    Chart by Philadelphia Daily News

    After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

  3. Latest Colorado poll…
In a Gravis poll conducted after first debate, October 3-4,"Very likely" or "likely" voters for the candidates are:Romney: 48.2Obama: 44.9
It’s almost an exact reversal from Gravis poll conducted September 25:Romney: 44.8Obama: 48.1 

    Latest Colorado poll…

    In a Gravis poll conducted after first debate, October 3-4,
    "Very likely" or "likely" voters for the candidates are:
    Romney: 48.2
    Obama: 44.9

    It’s almost an exact reversal from Gravis poll conducted September 25:
    Romney: 44.8
    Obama: 48.1 

  4. Bill O'Leary, The Washington Post

    Photo credit: Bill O’Leary, The Washington Post

    Friday was the presidential candidate’s first time in the Keystone State since July.

    Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason and former Governor Ed Rendell say they would like to see Romney compete harder for the state’s 20 electoral votes.

    politico.com »

  5. Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney took a detour through Kansas City Missouri on his way to to Las Vegas on Friday.

    There was no pressing campaign business in Missouri, rather, Romney took advantage of being in the barbecue capital by visiting Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue. 

    From STLtoday.com

    Romney was traveling from Massachusetts to Los Angeles for an event. A planned stop in Colorado to refuel was cancelled, so Romney’s plane stopped in Kansas City, instead.

    stltoday.com »

  6. Although he wasn’t the caucus choice in February, Colorado Republicans are now mustering support for Mitt Romney, who hopes to turn what was a blue state in 2008.

    Students line up to see President Obama speak at the Coors Center in Boulder, Colo. on April 24.

    Rick Santorum was the Colorado Republicans’ preference in the February precinct caucuses and two months later, with Santorum no longer a contender, conservatives staked their interests in a number of independent candidates and Ron Paul.

    As Romney takes the driver’s seat, however, the conservative population in Colorado is pulling itself together to rally around him for what will be a close presidential battle here.

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