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  • Romney collects supplies in Ohio for storm victims Oct 30, 2012 1:44 PM
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney collected relief supplies in Ohio on Tuesday in an attempt to strike the right tone after superstorm Sandy.

  • Romney China-made Jeep comments become Ohio campaign issue Oct 30, 2012 10:45 PM
    Mitt Romney’s focus on Chrysler Group LLC’s desire to build some Jeeps in China has spawned a TV ad battle in Ohio, where the Republican presidential candidate and President Barack Obama are trying to attract car-minded voters with a week to go until Election Day.

  • Nasty campaign tactics: Phony voting instructions Oct 31, 2012 9:37 AM
    With a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out. People in Florida, Virginia and Indiana have gotten calls falsely telling them they can vote early by phone and don't need to go to a polling place. In suburban Broward County, Fla., a handful of elderly voters who requested absentee ballots say they were visited by unknown people claiming to be authorized to collect the ballots.

  • A week to go: Sandy disrupts presidential campaign Oct 29, 2012 9:30 PM
    Eight days before the election, President Barack Obama switched from campaigner to hands-on commander of the federal response to Superstorm Sandy as it barreled across the Eastern Seaboard. Republican Mitt Romney scaled back his appearances and urged supporters to "do your very best" in donating to relief efforts.

  • Endorsement: The case for Mitt Romney for president Oct 28, 2012 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Mitt Romney for president, breaking with Barack Obama who received its endorsement four years ago with the argument that only a moderate, bipartisan approach will meet the country's profound economic challenges. Romney, unlike Obama, understands that business creates jobs, not governments, the newspaper editorial argues.

  • Hurricane Sandy upsets candidates’ campaign plans Oct 28, 2012 7:26 PM
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year’s October surprise — an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast — wreaked havoc on their best-laid plans.

  • Advantage Obama in hunt for 270 electoral votes Oct 28, 2012 6:30 PM
    President Barack Obama is poised to eke out a victory in the race for the 270 electoral votes needed to win re-election, having beaten back Republican Mitt Romney’s attempts to convert momentum from the debates into support in all-important Ohio, according to an Associated Press analysis a week before Election Day.

  • Star-powered political rallies get party started Oct 26, 2012 9:52 AM
    Baseball great Hank Aaron is a Barack Obama guy. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is in Mitt Romney's camp. From athletes and astronauts to singers and Hollywood stars, a growing line of celebrities is turning up at fancy dinners and rallies to build support and get out the vote for Obama or Romney, the president's Republican challenger.

  • Romney closing argument focuses on the economy Oct 26, 2012 9:52 AM
    Mitt Romney is trying to close the deal with voters by focusing on their economic concerns, an area where polling shows the Republican nominee has an edge heading into the final days of the campaign. As President Barack Obama takes a break from the campaign trail, Romney was to deliver what his campaign billed as a significant economic address in swing state Iowa.

  • Campaigns deploy radio ads to gin up base voters Oct 26, 2012 9:52 AM
    Radio ads, an important component of a presidential candidate's media strategy, are bombarding voters in battleground states much the way such political commercials swamp television.

  • Obama assails Romney in bid for women’s vote Oct 25, 2012 9:58 AM
    Seeking to shore up his support among women voters, President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered Republican rival Mitt Romney anew over his backing of Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Senate candidate drawing fire for saying that pregnancies that result from rape are "something God intended."

  • Presidential election to pass $2 billion fundraising mark Oct 25, 2012 9:23 PM
    The 2012 presidential campaign was expected Thursday to pass the $2 billion mark in fundraising, according to accounting statements submitted to the government, thanks to an outpouring of cash from both ordinary citizens and the wealthiest Americans hoping to influence the selection of the country’s next leader.

  • Guns, climate, gays missing in presidential race Oct 25, 2012 9:58 AM
    Of the roughly 50,000 words spoken in this month's three presidential debates, none were "climate change," "global warming" or "greenhouse gas." Housing was discussed in the first debate, but the word "foreclosure" was mentioned in none. Nor was gay marriage. The 2012 presidential campaign, not just the debates, has focused heavily from the start on jobs, pushing other once high-profile issues to the sidelines.

  • AP poll: Romney erases Obama advantage among women Oct 25, 2012 9:58 AM
    What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men.

  • Clint Eastwood stars in TV ad supporting Romney Oct 24, 2012 10:50 AM
    Clint Eastwood is starring in a new ad to support Republican Mitt Romney’s election to the White House. The “Dirty Harry” actor criticizes President Barack Obama’s economic record over video of a shuttered factory and an unemployment line. Eastwood says a second term would be a, quote, “rerun of the first and our country just couldn’t survive that.” The ad closes with a close-up of the Academy Award-winner facing the camera and arguing that the country needs Romney to turn things around. The independent Republican group American Crossroads unveiled the ad Wednesday. It is part of a $12.6 million, three-ad buy in seven swing states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia. Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention, berating an empty chair meant to represent Obama.

  • Obama talks 2nd term; Romney zeroes in on economy Oct 24, 2012 7:28 PM
    President Barack Obama is confidently predicting speedy second-term agreement with Republicans to reduce federal deficits and overhaul immigration laws, commenting before setting out Wednesday on a 40-hour campaign marathon through battleground states. Republican Mitt Romney looked to the Midwest for a breakthrough in a close race shadowed by a weak economy.

  • Swing-state voters hit with mail ad barrage Oct 24, 2012 10:43 AM
    Around lunchtime each day, the latest missives promoting or pillorying Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney arrive in Diane Ouradnik's mailbox. Before long, they're in her trash. Tearing and tossing has become routine for battleground-state voters drenched in caustic mail ads from the presidential candidates, political parties and their allied groups.

  • With election near, Romney moderates foreign policy stances Oct 23, 2012 7:30 PM
    Mitt Romney abruptly moderated his foreign policy positions in this week’s debate on issues like ending the war in Afghanistan and averting another conflict in Iran, hoping to neutralize one of President Barack Obama’s main strengths with the election only two weeks away. But the move toward the political center comes with potential pitfalls.

  • Can binders full of tweets alter views on candidates, Bears? Oct 23, 2012 10:58 AM
    Facebook and Twitter kept track of all the debate and Bears action on Monday night, but does social media really help us? Instead of watching and thinking, we can simply log on and see what snarky people have to say.

  • Final debate: Challenging each other face-to-face Oct 23, 2012 1:06 AM
    President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, saying, “Every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong.” The Republican coolly responded, “Attacking me is not an agenda” for dealing with a dangerous world.

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