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Jun 11, 2012
Jun 9, 2012

Republicans look south for help in tough North Carolina race

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) – The stakes are so high in North Carolina for the November 6 presidential election that Republicans have called in the cavalry – party supporters from South Carolina.

They are determined not to repeat mistakes of 2008, when North Carolina Republicans got caught flatfooted by well-organized Democrats who helped Barack Obama beat John McCain in the state by just 14,177 votes.

Jun 8, 2012

Romney tops President Obama in fundraising in May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign significantly outpaced President Barack Obama in fundraising last month, a sign that the challenger could at least match the incumbent in the overall race for campaign cash.

Romney and Republican groups raised more than $76.8 million in May, his campaign said on Thursday, topping the more than $60 million Obama and his Democratic allies collected in the scramble for the cash that will fuel the campaigns through the November 6 election.

Jun 8, 2012

Summer blockbuster brewing between Obama, Romney

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – For the past three summers,
President Barack Obama and his family have vacationed on
Martha’s Vineyard, an island retreat for the wealthy just south
of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

They’re unlikely to go back this year.

With Obama in an increasingly heated presidential campaign
and casting himself a s a champion of the working class d uring
economic turmoil, scenes of the president vacationing with the
elite could be a problem. So look for the Obamas to go elsewhere
– perhaps to a national park.

Jun 8, 2012
Jun 8, 2012
Jun 7, 2012

Romney tops Obama in fundraising in May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republican groups raised more than $76.8 million in May, his campaign said on Thursday, topping the more than $60 million President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies hauled in.

Romney’s campaign and the Republican National Committee have $107 million in cash on hand, the campaign said. Obama’s cash on hand figure was not immediately available.

Jun 6, 2012
Jun 5, 2012
via Tales from the Trail

Census info at your fingertips



Just in time for summer election stories – the Census Bureau released an interactive Web page showing graphs and percentages of adults who voted and registered in every congressional and presidential election between 1996 and 2010.

In addition to graphs showing voting and registration trends over the period, users can get specific data on voting by age, sex, education and race.

May 31, 2012
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