Peter G. Peterson speaks at the Fiscal Summit in Washington, D.C., last year. The event was sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine (far right) joins newly elected Democratic senators and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. From left: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Reid, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Harry Hamburg/AP 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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The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, a small-donor PAC, has launched a bus tour to reach conservative voters in hotly contested states, while trying to raise money to launch an anti-Obama TV ad. Yfat Yossifor/Courtesy of Mlive.com hide caption

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People cast their ballots at an early-voting center in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore., on April 24. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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A sign directing voters to a polling place is seen during the first day of early voting on Monday in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney walk away after they greet each other at the end of the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrat Richard Carmona (left) and Republican Rep. Jeff Flake shake hands before Thursday's debate in Chandler, Ariz. Ross Franklin/AP hide caption

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Former Maine Gov. Angus King, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, greets potential voters Oct. 1 in Bath, Maine. Joel Page/AP hide caption

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit last month in Washington. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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