Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The RNC is largely supplementing the Trump campaign when it comes to on-the-ground staff. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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NPR Battleground Map: Hillary Clinton Solidifies Lead Against Donald Trump

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Declared and potential candidates are already in New Hampshire. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and others spoke at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit this week in Nashua. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

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Do Political Ads Actually Work?

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Early voting has begun in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Iowa. Voting booths were set up for early voting Thursday at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. Ahead of Wednesday's first presidential debate, an NPR poll finds President Obama with a 7-point lead nationally, but his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, is within striking distance. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead Of First Debate, NPR Poll Shows Romney Within Striking Distance

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For Romney to win the election, he is going to have to pick off some big states from Obama's 2008 tally. AP hide caption

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Aug. 1 Junkie segment on TOTN

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