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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.
The former presidential candidate wades deeper into a contested primary.
A look at where Ending Spending Action Fund's $1.35 million came from in the first quarter.
The once-popular former governor might have been a viable candidate before Obamacare. But not now.
The 2012 GOP presidential primary ended two years ago, but most of the failed candidates remain in the debt.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn has become the latest Republican woman to be mentioned as a presidential contender and the bench is deeper than you may think.
Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.
Can Rush Limbaugh really confer respectability on Republican candidates in Northern Virginia?
Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark, according to financial reports still being filed Tuesday evening.
The Arkansas Democrat faces a tough road ahead. But don't count him out just yet.
Senate staff negotiating Transportation bill, Landrieu will start $2m ad blitz, Dems vs. minimum wage in Alaska, and happy Tax Day
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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