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Are Candidates Missing The Big Picture?

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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., participates in last week's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, celebrates with Ron Barber after he won Tuesday's special election in Arizona to serve the remaining seven months of her term. Like Giffords, Barber is a Democrat. He's also a former Giffords aide. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Yard signs supporting U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in Columbus, Ind., on April 23. Mourdock went on to beat incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary race that received national attention, and a flood of money from outside Indiana. Curtis Tate/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Coming To A Political Campaign Near You: Outside Money, And Lots Of It

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A campaign worker hangs a sign at a campaign stop for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Lorain, Ohio, on Thursday. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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President Obama's re-election campaign has released four new Spanish-language ads, each ending with the phrase: "Esta eleccion si importa," which in English means, "This election does matter." barackobama.com hide caption

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Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul cheer as the Republican presidential candidate speaks on March 28 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images hide caption

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Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012?

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President Obama announces support for building an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, Thursday in Cushing, Okla. Tom Pennington/Getty Images 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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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, Texas, on Wednesday. Rex C. Curry/Associated Press hide caption

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Buoyant Santorum Takes Campaign To Texas — And Corrals Some Perry People

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Men arrive at a campaign rally for Mitt Romney in Elko, Nev., on Friday. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Voting Heads West: A Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus Primer

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