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President Obama speaks during a campaign event at University of Colorado Boulder Sept. 2. He and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will have their first debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Being 'Better Off' May Not Be Enough To Win Colo.
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Campaigns Prepare For Highly Anticipated Debates
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Candidates Push For Colo. To Swing In Their Favor
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President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both campaigned in the battleground state of Ohio this week. AP hide caption

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Ohio County A Historic Predictor Of State's Vote
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Archbishop John J. Myers stands outside Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. The archbishop has urged followers to assess the presidential candidates for their views on abortion and gay marriage. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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What Winning The 'Catholic Vote' Means Today
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A Dip Into The Annals Of Presidential Debates
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Scramble For Ohio Has High Stakes For Romney
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Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28. She's running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Utah's Democratic Congressman Faces A GOP Anomaly
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a roundtable discussion on manufacturing this Wednesday in Bedford Heights, Ohio. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Ohio, China's A Top Campaigning Point
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President Obama and Mitt Romney campaign in August: Obama in Leesburg, Va.; Romney in Waukesha, Wis. AP hide caption

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In Presidential Ads, A Shared Strategy For Connection
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Linda McMahon (center) visits a senior center in Naugatuck, Conn., this month. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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In Blue-Leaning Connecticut, Tight Senate Race Has Democrat On Offense
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Then-Sen. Barack Obama gets makeup applied at a presidential candidate forum in Lake Forest, Calif., on Aug. 16, 2008. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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