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Nine States; Near-Unlimited Cash; A Flurry Of Ads

Nine States; Near-Unlimited Cash; A Flurry Of Ads

Democrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on TV advertising in the presidential race — most of it negative and almost all in battleground states. There’s little evidence the ads sway voters, but the campaigns are happy to settle for low odds, given the lingering memories of the close 2000 election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Watchdog Groups Prep For Voter Intimidation, Fraud

Watchdog Groups Prep For Voter Intimidation, Fraud

Both conservative and liberal groups are preparing to monitor the Nov. 6 elections. They’re all looking to report any transgressions they may see on Election Day.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Campaign Invokes ’537′ To Get Out The Vote

An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 “the number of votes that changed the course of American history.”» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera Charged In Ethics Probe

Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera Charged In Ethics Probe

Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., was charged Wednesday by Florida authorities with alleged ethics violations while he was in the state Legislature, perhaps imperiling his bid for re-election to the House in an already tight contest.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Florida Officials Investigate Fake Voter Eligibility Letters

It’s a sign that Election Day is getting closer: increasing reports of efforts to intimidate or mislead voters. Letters from an unknown source have been sent to voters in at least 20 Florida counties questioning their citizenship and eligibility to vote.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump

Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump

Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., hosts the third and final presidential debate Monday. In the year since Lynn snagged the debate, its 2,000 students have watched a quiet campus turn into a hotbed of activity.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

For all the attention on female voters, the gender gap is no less among white men. They voted in large numbers against Barack Obama four years ago, and are expected to do so again this year. At a motorcycle festival in Florida, some of these voters weigh in on the GOP ticket and the election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Battling To Maintain Women’s Vote, Seen As His Key To Victory

Obama Battling To Maintain Women’s Vote, Seen As His Key To Victory

Four years ago, 56 percent of female voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama. But with a recent poll showing him tied with Mitt Romney among women, Obama has been working anew to sway the demographic seen as key to his hold on the White House. Romney has been working to stop him.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

The Third-Party Factor: Will 2012 Look Like 2000?

The Third-Party Factor: Will 2012 Look Like 2000?

Third-party candidates could end up affecting the outcome of the presidential race, as Ralph Nader did in Florida in 2000. Libertarian Gary Johnson could siphon votes away from both candidates in several battleground states, and the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode could make a difference in Virginia.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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