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Until the political parties learn to hold the center, we may wind up with more of this. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Any Way You Describe It, 2012 Campaign Spending Is Historic

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Rick and Cindy Oleshak of Webster Groves, Mo., put up "his" and "hers" yard signs about a week ago. They say they can no longer watch presidential debates together. Alan Greenblatt/NPR 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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With Buses And Billboards, Small-Money Groups Try To Make A Mark

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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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What If There's No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

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Mysterious Anti-Obama Spam Texts Linked To Republican Consulting Group

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Kimberly Fisher cast her ballot Wednesday at a polling place at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Early voters fill out ballots in Miami. Voting experts say Hurricane Sandy isn't likely to cause major disruptions — but that it would have been a far different matter had Florida taken a direct hit from the storm. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Economists: Romney's 12 Million Jobs Target Realistic, Even If He Loses

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President Obama holds a copy of "The New Economic Patriotism: A Plan for Jobs & Middle-Class Security," which outlines some of his agenda for a second term, during a rally in Richmond, Va., on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Political Ads Actually Work?

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at an Indiana campaign event with U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in August. Mourdock has come under fire for controversial comments about rape. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Watchdog Groups Prep For Voter Intimidation, Fraud

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