2012swingstates: Two days before the election Mitt Romney spoke to thousands of supporters at a rally in Bucks County, P.a in a final attempt to win the state’s 20 electoral college points. If successful, Romney would be the first Republican candidate to win Pennsylvania since 1988.
Obama dodges a Sandy pitfall in Philadelphia
2012swingstates: On The Fix: Had Sandy delivered the kind of damage to Philadelphia that it left behind in neighboring New York and New Jersey, the presidential game would have been changed. Even if elections officials in hard-hit areas can create accessible and well-staffed polling places, getting beleaguered storm sufferers to vote is a whole other problem.
Hurricane Sandy delays delivery of voting booths
2012swingstates: Thousands of voter booths scheduled to be delivered in Philadelphia were delayed until Wednesday due to Sandy, but local officials say the delay will not cause any problems on election day: “We have enough time between now and Election Day to get everything done,” City Commission chairwoman Stephanie Singer told the Daily News.
2012swingstates: Senior Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod is so confident the president will win Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania that he agreed to shave the mustache he’s worn for 40 years if Obama loses any of those three states. Axelrod’s mustache now has its own parody Twitter account.
2012swingstates: From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Standing beneath an 80-foot wide inscription of the Gettysburg Address, rocker Bruce Springsteen told 2,300 Barack Obama supporters packed inside the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Military Museum Saturday that he backed the president because he had spent his own career chronicling the “distance between the American dream and...
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The 12 | Tumbling the 2012 campaign: New... →
2012swingstates: Via the Daily News:. A judge earlier this month that a state-approved voter ID was not needed to cast a ballot in the presidential race Nov. 6, but voter-rights advocates say state billboards about the law are confusing people. Like the 10 ads placed in predominantly Hispanic communities…
Pennsylvania's 10 biggest campaign donors →
2012swingstates: Together, ten Pennsylvanians have donated nearly $9 million to their preferred candidates since 2011. The majority of these wealthy Pennsylvanians supported Republican candidates. All ten of them are men.
2012swingstates: Herman Cain brought his College Truth Tour to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday. Cain spoke of the new problems facing young voters and advised to students to stay informed about political issues and stay in school. “I dare all of you not to graduate, or I’m going to come back and you’re going to have to deal with me,” warned Cain. Amid his message to...
Romney And President Obama Vs. Our...
planetmoney: The word “deductions” was used 14 times in last night’s debate, but neither candidate specifically mentioned what our panel of economists suggested, eliminating the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees.
Pennsylvania judge blocks Pa.voter ID law
2012swingstates: From Post-Gazette.com: A judge has blocked the state from discounting ballots cast next month by voters who lack the photo identification required under the new voter ID law. Voters will be asked for their identification at the polls, but will vote by normal procedures and their vote will count regardless of whether they have an ID, according to officials on both sides of the...
Romney: "We’re going to win Pennsylvania" →
2012swingstates: Photo credit: Bill O’Leary, The Washington Post Friday was the presidential candidate’s first time in the Keystone State since July. Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason and former Governor Ed Rendell say they would like to see Romney compete harder for the state’s 20 electoral votes.
2012swingstates: The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe reports from Pennsylvania, where he visited two congressional districts as part of his “5 in 5” series. Even though neither campaign is running ads in Pennsylvania, they are both maintaining some presence their through grassroots efforts.
The 12 | Tumbling the 2012 campaign: Philadelphia... →
2012swingstates: From Philly.com: The Nutter administration has decided not to follow the lead of Montgomery and Allegheny counties in issuing photo-ID cards for Philadelphia voters through county nursing facilities or Philadelphia Community College. The city Law Department is not certain such IDs will be…
Mercyhurst Poll says Obama has 8 point lead in Pa. →
2012swingstates: The latest poll by the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics showed Obama has 48 percent of the Pennsylvania vote while Romney trails with 40 percent.
fI think there is a broad and growing feeling now, among Republicans, that this...– WSJ’s Peggy Noonan on Mitt Romney’s week from hell. (via huffingtonpost)
The 12 | Tumbling the 2012 campaign: Pa. state... →
2012swingstates: From Philly.com: The state Supreme Court has punted the controversial Voter ID case back to the state’s Commonwealth Court for additional review, according to an order released [Tuesday]. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson, in an Aug. 15 ruling rejecting a request for a…
2012swingstates: Second Lady Jill Biden touted husband and President Obama’s efforts on “women’s rights” at a women for Obama-Biden rally in Pittsburgh’s Strip District on Monday. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also spoke to the group. “I want to ask you to do everything you can between now and November to make sure Barack and Joe have four more years,” Biden told them.
Romney surrogate Ayotte will target female voters... →
2012swingstates: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) will hold two “Women for Romney” events in Montgomery and Cumberland Counties in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Her visit comes one day after Second Lady Jill Biden and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke at a Women for Obama rally in Pittsburgh.
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Mayor Nutter to bask in national limelight →
2012swingstates: Allie Kachapuridze, northeast Pennsylvania “I am a Democrat because I have gay friends and I believe that they have rights to marry, love and be with whomever they please without anybody trying to stop them.” Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? The Washington Post is gathering responses to that question at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week...
Sen. Toomey: Romney can win Pa. →
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The 12 | Tumbling the 2012 campaign: No rape... →
2012swingstates: Asked about his stance on abortion, Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Tom Smith said he opposes them in all circumstances, including rape and incest, then gave some bizarre statements to reporters, seemingly at one point equating pregnancies out of wedlock with ones caused by rape. The…
2012swingstates: Paul Ryan campaigns Chester County, Pa. on Tuesday.
The 12 | Tumbling the 2012 campaign: "Legitimate... →
2012swingstates: Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate, is all over the news since his comments on a Sunday news show about women having the ability to “shut that whole thing down” and not get pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape.” PhillyNow.com points out that such theories have been…
Poll shows Obama and Casey Still in the Lead
2012swingstates: The latest Franklin & Marshall poll shows a slight drop in the numbers for both President Obama and Senator Casey, but still has them leading their opponents. Respondents also ranked the problems facing Pennsylvanians today by order of importance. The top five were: unemployment or finances, government or politicians, education, the economy and taxes. Read more here.
Petitioners’ counsel did an excellent job of “putting a face” to those burdened...– Judge Robert E. Simpson The Pennsylvania Voter ID Law was upheld in Commonwealth Court. Read more on the decision here. (via 2012swingstates)
Paul Ryan becomes a talking point for Pa.... →
2012swingstates: From Philly.com: “Mitt Romney has made his decision; now Congressman Meehan’s votes for the Ryan plan to privatize Medicare are all the more real, serious, and dangerous,” said George Badey, who spoke alongside fellow congressional candidates Katherine Boockvar and Manan Trivedi. Badey is challenging Meehan in a district centered in Delaware County; Trivedi is taking on...
Closing arguments heard on PA Voter ID law, ruling... →
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Obama campaign books rural radio airtime in Ohio... →