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Pennsylvania Takes a Back Seat in the Swing State Frenzy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Battleground states can make or break a candidate's election, but this season, some typically contentious regions are being left off the map. Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason and political reporter James O'Toole discuss where the Keystone State stands when its out of the political spotlight.

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Lake County Ohio: Voters Discuss The Presidential Election

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All this week, we've been hearing from a panel of seven voters in Lake County, Ohio. The Takeaway’s host John Hockenberry spent time there over the weekend to get a better sense of what matters to the people in this swing county, in the crucial swing state of Ohio.

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Opinion: From Early Voting to Welfare, the Little Things Will Decide 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

From the three extra voting days to food stamps, the Romney and Obama campaigns have made clear that the little things matter.

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Swing States 2012: Hispanic and Suburban Voters in Colorado

Thursday, July 12, 2012

As the Obama and Romney campaigns set their sights on swing states, Anna Sale, reporter for our co-producer WNYC’s It's a Free Country, follows along.

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The Takeaway

Independent Voters on the 2012 Campaign

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This week President Obama begins his first campaign tour of the 2012 election, touring five key swing states this week: Iowa, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan. The independent or undecided voters in these crucial states are what will decide the 2012 election. The Takeaway turns to two such voters to see which issues are most important to them.

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Obama and GOP Hopefuls Set Their Sights on Swing States

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The 2012 Election is more than a year away, but the president and Republican presidential hopefuls are already campaigning, and setting their sights on potential swing states. Tuesday night, the Republican presidential candidates will debate once again, this time in the swing state of Nevada. Meanwhile, President Obama is traveling through the swing state of North Carolina, hoping to rally support for his jobs bill.

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