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Democratic and Republican party leaders put on their best game faces Monday, making 11th hour arguments on the eve of midterm elections that seem certain to curb if not end Democratic control of Congress. “We’re hoping now for a fresh start with the American people,” said GOP chairman Michael Steele. “If we don’t live up… Continue Reading Dems hope to limit losses in campaign’s last hours

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For TV viewers, this cutthroat election year is a riot of attack ads and media saturation made possible by big-money donors. For TV stations, it’s a stimulus package. One research group expects TV political spending to hit a record $3 billion. The windfall may continue well past Election Day because regular advertisers are getting squeezed… Continue Reading Sick of campaign ad avalanche? TV stations aren’t

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Analysis: Obama seeks votes among the unemployed

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Economy is destiny for the Democrats and President Barack Obama, who began his campaign week in Rhode Island, where unemployment is measured at 11.5 percent. He has stops planned in Pennsylvania (at 9 percent), Illinois (9.9 percent) and Ohio (10 percent) before Election Day. Just as striking as the jobless figures is the calculation that… Continue Reading Analysis: Obama seeks votes among the unemployed

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Poll: One-third may still switch candidates

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One in three people has yet to lock onto a choice in the Nov. 2 congressional elections, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll. Yet in this year of the fed-up voter, even these folks offer little hope to Democrats. Despite record political spending and months of frenzied campaigning, one-third of likely voters remain steadfastly undecided… Continue Reading Poll: One-third may still switch candidates

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It’s just days to the election, so it’s time to make a few predictions. As political insiders know, these thoughtfully researched gems have historically been so inaccurate that they’re a kind of reverse guide to the actual results. As always, I encourage comments and predictions from readers — and I’d love to offer a magnum… Continue Reading A few predictions about what November might bring

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Election Day is already over for more than 3 million Americans, and a surprising number of them are Democrats. Republicans clearly are gaining ground in turning out early voters compared with their showing two years ago, but figures from the first batch of states that offer clues about 2010 early voting patterns still give Democrats… Continue Reading Election Day is over for millions of early voters

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Michelle Obama campaign swing comes to Colo.

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First lady Michelle Obama continues her national campaign swing Thursday with a stop in suburban Denver for Sen. Michael Bennet. The first lady is expected to tell voters at a fundraising luncheon that it would be a mistake to return Republicans to power next month. “Mrs. O” has been a powerful fundraiser for the Democrats… Continue Reading Michelle Obama campaign swing comes to Colo.

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Pot backers to release Colo. voters’ guide

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There’s the so-called “blue book,” a voter’s guide approved by Colorado lawmakers. Now, advocates of legalizing marijuana are offering their own voters’ guide. The group SAFER Voter Education Fund will release the results Wednesday of a marijuana-specfic guide for the upcoming election. The group says it asked candidates running for governor, attorney general and the… Continue Reading Pot backers to release Colo. voters’ guide

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Citizens Project, a local nonprofit that champions religious freedom, will distribute information to 400 churches and religious organizations today clarifying IRS laws about electioneering. “When someone makes a tax-deductible donation to a church or charity, they know that such donations come with the promise they will not be used for partisan political electioneering,” said Citizens… Continue Reading Citizens Project seeking to clarify rules for churches during elections

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Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is asking the federal government for a waiver of the requirement to mail ballots to military service members overseas 45 days before the November election, a move that means some ballots might not be counted. Spokesman Rich Coolidge said the ballots will still be mailed, but some soldiers in… Continue Reading Colorado wants waiver for mailing military ballots

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