May 29, 2012 It's not even summer yet, and the dust from the primaries has barely settled. But in battleground states, things seem especially intense already this election season. The big change this year is the rise of outside advocacy groups, which are paying for most of what seem like nonstop TV ads.
May 12, 2012 The outcome of this year's election will be determined by a handful of states. One of them is Iowa, where gay marriage is legal. Jobs may be at the forefront of voters' minds, but President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage — and Mitt Romney's response — could swing voters either way.
April 27, 2012 Republican Mitt Romney is sticking with his long-standing attack on President Obama as someone not up to the job of turning around the economy. But the Obama campaign has stopped portraying Romney as a flip-flopping, say-anything politician. It is now characterizing him as an extreme conservative.
April 23, 2012 President Obama won 2 out of 3 Hispanic votes in 2008, and Democrats this election season have a growing advantage with Hispanics. But Republicans and likely nominee Mitt Romney say they have a strong case to make for those votes based on the economy, and some are trying to shift focus away from Romney's stance on immigration.