A collection of political direct-mail pamphlets produced by the Mammen Group. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney meets audience members after he addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles on Monday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Obama spoke at a campaign event at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H., on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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August 2011: President Obama (right) and House Speaker John Boehner at the White House as they and other lawmakers worked to head off a government shutdown that loomed. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Keith Judd, federal prisoner and presidential candidate, in 2008. Beaumont Enterprise, courtesy of Keith Judd/AP hide caption

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President Obama greets students after speaking at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Jan 27. Young Republicans say they see an opportunity in 2012 to dent Obama's popularity among the youngest voters. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, listening last week as President Obama (a Democrat) gave his State of the Union address. Saul Loeb/pool/Getty Images hide caption

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