Obama’s opening “fiscal cliff” bid seeks debt limit hike, stimulus – Reuters

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Obama's opening "fiscal cliff" bid seeks debt limit hike, stimulusReuters"The only thing preventing us from reaching a deal that averts the fiscal cliff and avoids a tax hike on 98 percent of Americans is the refusal of congressional Republicans to ask the very wealthiest individuals to pay higher tax rates," a White House …Watch: Congress hates usThe RepublicUS 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Are StalledVoice of AmericaPresident Obama may want to go over the 'fiscal cliff'The Hill (blog)San Francisco Chronicle –New York Times –CNBC.comall 8,885 news articles »

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Republicans already announcing US Senate campaigns for 2014 – Reuters

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Republicans already announcing US Senate campaigns for 2014ReutersRepublican U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia on Monday said she would run for the U.S. Senate seat of incumbent Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984. The early entry of Republicans …Former SD GOP Gov. Rounds plans to run for US Senate in 2014; Johnson …Washington PostRounds officially launches his US Senate campaignKSFYall 215 news articles »

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2012 Wisconsin Election and Polls

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Wisconsin Presidential Election Results

Updated Nov. 18, 2012

CANDIDATE
VOTES
PCT.
WINNER

Barack Obama
1,613,950
50.0%

Mitt Romney
1,408,746
46.1%
 

Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes have enormous importance in the 2012 presidential election. If President Barack Obama hangs on in Ohio, Wisconsin and either Iowa or Nevada, he wins a second term. If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lose Ohio, the Badger State is a must-win.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen recently wrote in an article titled “Wisconsin may be the new Ohio,”: “On election night, the first places to watch will be Virginia and Florida. If Romney wins there, watch Ohio. If the president wins Ohio, Wisconsin is likely to be the decisive battleground state of Election 2012.”

Recent Wisconsin polling (below) shows a close race with Romney gaining slightly in one presidential poll. Rasmussen Reports most recent poll shows President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney tied at 49 percent each with likely Wisconsin voters. With Ohio trending more and more toward Obama, insiders near the Romney campaign have reported that the GOP candidate sees Wisconsin as the more viable option to defeat the incumbent president. Election experts see Wisconsin as a better state to …

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Virginia Presidential Race

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Virginia Presidential Election Results

Updated Nov. 18, 2012

CANDIDATE
VOTES
PCT.
WINNER

Barack Obama
1,905,528
52.8%

Mitt Romney
1,789,618
47.8%
 

Virginia and its 13 electoral votes are in play this year and it’s a crucial battleground state. While ranked the 27th most conservative state and 0.97 percent more Republican than the national average, the population is trending Democrat in presidential elections.

In recent days, most Virginia polls have Barack Obama gaining on Mitt Romney, but only by a hair. While Ohio has received a lot of media attention in the race for president, Virginia may decide the presidential election along with control of the U.S. Senate.

For the 2012 general election, the Virginia voter registration deadline was October 15. The state allows in-person ballot casting ahead of Election Day – but state officials call it in-person absentee voting and voters need an excuse to do it. This year, early voting began Sept. 21. Certain individuals can vote by mail. Ballots must be sealed in the official envelope provided in the presence of a witness and be sent or hand delivered to the local voter registration office.

From 1952 through 2004, Virginia was reliably Republican. The only exception was …

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