A screen grab from an ad by the Defend My Dividend campaign, which is funded by utilities and other companies. They don't support a proposed increase in taxes from investment income. YouTube hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner, seen last week, discusses the looming fiscal cliff. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Tagg Romney, the eldest son of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, shakes hands with Barbara Irby at GOP headquarters in Lynchburg, Va., last month. Sam O'Keefe/AP, News & Daily Advance hide caption

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (right), D-Ohio, debates his Republican challenger, Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel, at the City Club in Cleveland on Oct. 15. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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