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A worker installs carpet into a Jeep Liberty at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio, in 2011. J.D. Pooley/Getty Images 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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To Win Critical Voting Bloc, Candidates Appeal To Coal Miners

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President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finish their debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Romney, Obama Far Apart On Closing Budget Gap

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Linda McMahon (center) visits a senior center in Naugatuck, Conn., this month. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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In Blue-Leaning Connecticut, Tight Senate Race Has Democrat On Offense

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Republicans Face Uphill Battle To Take Over Senate

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Parties Debate Meaning, Value Of 'Redistribution'

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Congress Bets On Post-Election Edge, Delaying Action

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Lawmakers Play Blame Game On Defense Cuts

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Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Met With Rave Reviews

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