election

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9:05 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Makeover

NPR studio 4A is getting a makeover into election night headquarters!

Election Petitions
5:33 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Petitions Seek To Remove Ala. Court Nominees

Harry Lyon is the Democratic Party's nominee for chief justice.
montgomeryadvertiser.com

A Huntsville woman has filed petitions with Alabama's Democratic and Republican parties asking them to disqualify several candidates for the Alabama Supreme Court. Sherry Broyles says the Democratic Party should disqualify its nominee for chief justice, Harry Lyon, for not filing monthly campaign finance reports as required by a new law enacted by the Legislature. Lyon calls the complaint bogus and says he hasn't raised enough money to file. Party Chairman Mark Kennedy says he will seriously review the matter.

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Special Election Set
5:55 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Schedule Set For Special Alabama House Election

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Gov. Robert Bentley has called a special election to fill the Alabama House seat vacated when Rep. Blaine Galliher of Gadsden joined the administration.

Party primaries for the House District 30 seat will be held on Oct. 23, followed by any runoffs that are needed.

The general election will be either Dec. 11 or Jan. 29, 2013, depending on whether there's a runoff.

The district includes parts of Etowah and St. Clair counties.

Romney To Visit Birmingham
5:18 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Mitt Romney In Birmingham Aug. 15

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has scheduled a fundraising reception Aug. 15 in Birmingham.

A letter from the Romney campaign said the event will be at The Club. People contributing $5,000 can get their photo taken with the former Massachusetts governor at 5:30 p.m. A general reception, costing $1,000 per person, is at 6 p.m. Then a private dinner starts at 7 p.m. for those contributing $25,000 or more.

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Political Junkie
8:46 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Would Romney, Already Looked At Skeptically By The Right, Pick Rice?

Condoleezza Rice, shown here visiting a school in Moscow in 2011, is the latest rumored choice for Mitt Romney's running mate.
Korotayev Artyom ITAR-TASS/Landov

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 4:03 pm

Pretty soon we'll be obsessing full time over Mitt Romney's running mate selection, but until then I thought I'd weigh in one on Veepstakes story that's been making the rounds in recent days.

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It's All Politics
8:45 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Nonpartisan Agreement: Most Campaign Money Is Wasted

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 12:50 pm

Republican and Democratic strategists tell NPR that most of the estimated $4 billion to be spent by the campaigns, political action committees and others on the 2012 presidential race will make no difference in the outcome.

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The Two-Way
7:23 am
Mon July 16, 2012

New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest

Mitt Romney, left, last week at the NAACP convention in New Orleans. President Obama, right, at a campaign event Saturday in Glen Allen, Va.
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  • NPR's David Folkenflik on 'Morning Edition'

President Obama and his campaign are being "dishonest" when they attack his record as a business executive, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this morning on Fox & Friends as a new week on the presidential campaign trail began where the last one left off.

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It's All Politics
3:43 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Romney Outraises Obama By $35 Million In June

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 1:02 pm

The latest fundraising numbers are in for the two presidential campaigns, and the amounts are eye-popping. President Obama and the Democratic Party raised $71 million, which is an enormous haul. But it was dwarfed by Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee, which together raised $106 million in the month of June.

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Election 2012
3:54 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Romney Outraises Obama In May

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 6:17 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And with no primary opponent to worry about, President Obama's campaign had nearly a full year's head start for fundraising over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But as NPR's S.V. Date reports, the president's advantage is rapidly disappearing.

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