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Romney pulls even in Colorado, trails in Nevada: polls

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Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Obama in the battleground state of Colorado, but continues to trail narrowly in Nevada, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

Colorado remains big prize as Romney, Obama hold campaign rallies

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It was after sunset as the flashing lights of Mitt Romney’s motorcade began the steep and winding climb up the hills west of Denver on Tuesday. By the time the Republican candidate arrived at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, the rocks were rocking.

August 10, 2012

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New polls show that the presidential race is as close as ever. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama campaign in key swing states as the campaigns and super PACs release more controversial advertisements. Also, when will Romney pick his running mate? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

 

Obama and Romney battle for campaign edge in Iowa, Colorado

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President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney traded barbs over the economy and women's rights on Wednesday, each seeking an edge in critical states that could tip the result of the November 6 election.

Obama Assails Romney on Women’s Health Care

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President Obama made one of his strongest pitches to date for the women’s vote, which is crucial to his re-election, telling a mostly female crowd of 4,000 here on Wednesday that Republicans led by Mitt Romney would take them back to the era of the 1950s.

President Obama tailors outreach for select groups

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The Obama campaign is carefully targeting groups including young women, dog lovers and sports fans, trying to build on connections to create deeper commitments from voters this fall.

July 13, 2012

Weekly Show

This Week, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both campaigned in battleground states. Obama called for an extension of middle class tax cuts while Romney addressed the NAACP. Also, House Republicans voted to repeal the president's health care law. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Sam Youngman, Reuters.

 

PBS NewsHour: Colorado, New Mexico Emergency Officials Seek More Help Fighting Wildfires

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Since it was started early Saturday by a lightning strike, the High Park wildfire has consumed more than 60 square miles in Colorado -- damaging or destroying more than 100 homes. Meanwhile, crews in southern New Mexico battled a 54-square-mile fire near the town of Ruidoso. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: Campaigns Court Colorado Hispanics in Unpredictable Contest

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In Colorado, where Hispanics make up 20 percent of the population, presidential campaigning is increasingly being done in Spanish. And while immigration may not be the most important issue for Latino voters, it certainly is a defining one, according to Stanford University political scientist Gary Segura. Gwen Ifill reports.

2012: The Year Demographics Catches Up With Politics

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Christine Mastin, an immigration attorney whose Spanish-speaking grandmother emigrated from Chile to the United States, realizes that most of the Hispanics she knows are surprised she is a Republican.

Barack Obama won two-thirds of the Latino vote in 2008, and no Republican has come close to winning a majority in 40 years. But she is working Colorado for Mitt Romney.

And even though she ran for a state House seat in 2010 and lost, she is optimistic that the GOP will soon be able to crack the code.