Election Coverage

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8:40 am
Mon November 5, 2012

What To Look For On Election Day: The Battle For The White House & Congress

A voter reads her ballot as she prepares to cast her vote during the last day of early voting in Miami on Nov. 3.
Alan Diaz AP

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 8:02 am

Tuesday, as those who follow politics probably know, is Election Day. The battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been contentious, expensive, personal, illuminating, ugly, frustrating, petty, enlightening and, above all, long. And it is expected to be close.

This week's Political Junkie column is an attempt to guide you to what's at stake on Tuesday, both in the contest for the White House as well as the 33 Senate and 435 House seats on the ballot.

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3:32 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Why Abortion Has Become Such A Prominent Campaign Issue

Women use wordplay to protest Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's position on women's health care outside the Hyatt Regency, where Romney was scheduled to attend a fundraiser, on March 22 in Washington, D.C.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 10:25 am

Abortion isn't usually a major issue in presidential campaigns.

But this year is different.

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3:27 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Any Way You Describe It, 2012 Campaign Spending Is Historic

Voters participate in early voting Friday in Silver Spring, Md.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 11:07 am

As relentlessly as the candidates have courted voters, they've also shown their love to donors.

A report by the Center for Responsive Politics places the total cost of the 2012 elections at an estimated $6 billion, which would make it the most expensive election in U.S. history

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6:48 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Obama And Romney In Central Ohio

President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in the middle of whirlwind tours throughout Ohio this weekend.

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12:37 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Attorneys Ready For Election In Swing States

Both major party presidential candidates say they have legal experts at the ready in case of problems on election night in the swing states.

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12:33 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

In Hilliard, POTUS Talks Jobs

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney spoke this morning about the latest job figures.

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9:24 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Clinton Stumps For POTUS In Ohio


A former U.S. President was in Ohio Thursday, stumping for the current leader of the free world. Jim Letizia Reports.

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9:17 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Ann Romney Stumps In Ohio

Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, headlined a "Women for Mitt" rally yesterday at the Aladdin Shrine center in Columbus,


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9:01 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Presidential And U.S. Senate Candidates Cross Paths


As the major party presidential candidates have come through Ohio, their paths have crossed with the candidates in the US Senate race.

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8:55 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Unions To Work For POTUS This Weekend

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says 128-thousand volunteers will knock on doors, make phone calls, and mail fliers for President Obama and other union-friendly candidates during the final days before the election.

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5:22 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Political tourists visit Ohio

Ohioans have been living the battleground state lifestyle for months. For the next few days, a few tourists are coming from the UK to Ohio just for that experience. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

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5:12 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

Adam Cole NPR

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 4:36 pm

Campaign reporters spend a lot of time pointing at color-coded electoral maps like the one below, showing which states voted for Republican John McCain (in red) and Democrat Barack Obama (in blue) in 2008.

But these maps lie — visually speaking.

Red appears to be the clear winner, dominating a vast swath from the South to the Rockies. It's all geographically accurate, but electorally skewed. For example, Montana (three electoral votes) dwarfs Massachusetts (which had 12 electoral votes in 2008).

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8:27 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Appeals Court Issues Stay In Provisional Ballots Case

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has temporarily halted an attempt by voter advocates to expand the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted.

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8:02 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Elections Officials Say Vote Counting May Be Extended

The Ohio Association of Elections Officials says if the presidential race comes down to counting the state's votes, it could be a long wait to determine a winner.

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9:11 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Candidates and surrogates making the most of Ohio appearances

Two new polls show the presidential race is tight in Ohio, but both polls give president Obama a slight edge.  the CBS/Quinnipiac/New York Times poll shows Obama with a 5 point lead, while the Ohio Poll by the Univversity of Cincinnati shows him 2 points ahead of challenger Mitt Romney.  Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama says the the Romney campaign is propped up with inaccurate information.

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8:54 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

GM complains Romney ad is misleading

Earlier this week, the company that makes Jeeps criticized a Mitt Romney campaign ad airing in Ohio as misleading. Now, a SECOND automaker is saying the same thing about ANOTHER Romney ad. The arguments are over new auto jobs and where they’re being created. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports.

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12:39 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Undecided Voters Starting To Make Decisions

Voters who’ve been undecided in recent weeks are coming down to the wire to make a decision in the presidential race.

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4:44 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Flap over Jeep jobs part of presidential positioning on auto industry

A dispute over Ohio auto jobs continues to swirl in this key battleground state in the presidential election... with election day just a week away.  A top auto company executive is strongly restating that Jeep has no plans to move Toledo auto jobs overseas... despite a claim to the contrary by Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and despite new ADS by Romney's campaign that hint at it. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports.

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12:23 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Storm Changes Ohio Schedules For Presidential Candidates


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in the Dayton area today, urging supporters to help victims of the stormy weather.

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9:21 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Presidential Campaign Updates

Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton have criticized GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for saying  Chrysler is shifting Jeep production from Ohio to China.

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