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Democratic Candidates Do Well In Sunshine State

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Ohio And Florida: Checking In With Two Key States

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Update From Fla.: Poised For Challenges

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Alabama's Constitution still includes language referring to poll taxes and segregated schools. Voters are poised to decide on an amendment to excise the outdated lines, but some African-American leaders in the state are opposing the change. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Romney Visits Florida On First Day Of Early Voting

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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, known as the "Ten Commandments Judge," makes an appearance at a Tea Party rally in Mobile. The Republican is running for chief justice again despite being removed from the office nearly 10 years ago for defying a federal court order to remove a massive Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama judicial building. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The 'Ten Commandments Judge' Wants His Seat Back

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Fla. Slammed With Political Ads But Do Locals Listen?

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James Meredith at the University of Mississippi in 2006, as the school dedicated a bronze statue in his likeness on campus. Robert Jordan/AP hide caption

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James Meredith was the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. The school had originally rejected his application, and a legal battle ensued. In 1962, segregationists protesting his admittance to Ole Miss led to bloody riots on campus. Bettmann/Corbis/AP hide caption

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