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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan have made the weak economy the cornerstone of their campaign. In the weeks leading up to the General Election, both parties have focused their campaign efforts on the so-called battleground states _ those that do not reliably vote either Republican or Democratic.
The former governor and business executive has substantial strengths: He's well-known and has a personal fortune. He fundraises through an established network of donors. He's had success in business and knows the logistics of a national campaign after losing the 2008 GOP nomination to Arizona Sen. John McCain.
But critics have slammed Romney for his changing positions on social issues including abortion and gay rights, shifts that have left conservatives questioning his sincerity. He also has struggled to curb some skepticism about his Mormon faith, which many evangelical Christians view as a sect.
What we learned from Romney's post on Medium.
In defense of unorthodox polling questions.
She continues to struggle. Amazingly.
A poll shows Americans now see Russia as the biggest threat to the United States.
All the chatter, media coverage appear to have disappeared.
Democrats could very well lose the Senate but gain governor's seats.
One shouldn't let a Hillary Clinton book review on Amazon go to waste.
Natalie Tennant wants you to know she and President Obama don't agree on much.
A leading Holographic tech company is making its first foray into campaigns and government.
An effort is under way among Republicans to rechristen the GOP as kinder and more connected to poor Americans.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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