US Presidential Election Roundup 7/10 – 13/10

This week’s roundup of the US presidential election…

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Obama campaign reveals fundraising figure [The Guardian] The Obama campaign has tweeted that it raised $181m in September.

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Obama campaign enjoys Latino support [Politico] The Obama campaign has strong support from Latino voters.

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Obama campaign clarifies following debate [Huffington Post] The Obama campaign has clarified the President’s debate remark about Mitt Romney’s social security stance.

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Campaigns spar over tax proposals [CBS News] The Romney campaign has released a new ad in response to criticisms from President Obama over the Republican nominee’s tax proposals.

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Romney expresses foreign policy views [The Guardian] Mitt Romney has spoken about arming the Syrian rebels and has criticised President Obama’s approach to the conflict.

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‘Chest-pounding rhetoric’ [Washington Post] The Obama campaign has criticised Mitt Romney’s recent foreign policy speech.

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Romney shifts staff focus to Ohio [CBS News] Staff members have been moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania to focus on early voting.

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Obama ad addresses Big Bird issue [Politico] A spokesperson for the Obama campaign has spoken about a recent ad criticising Mitt Romney for his comments about Big Bird from Sesame Street.

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Romney criticised by DNC chair [The Hill] DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has attacked Mitt Romney over his healthcare stance.

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Ann Romney comments on debate [Washington Post] Ann Romney has been interviewed about her husband’s debate performance.

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Ohio early voting enters last day [New York Times] President Obama has campaigned in Ohio on the last day of early voting in the state.

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Romney discusses debate performance [CNN] Mitt Romney has spoken about debating and the influence of his father.

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Romney clarifies abortion position [Huffington Post] After suggesting that he does not propose limiting abortion, Mitt Romney has said that he would remove funding to Planned Parenthood.

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Obama comments on debate performance [ABC] President Obama has said that he ‘had a bad night’ at the first presidential debate.

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Romney faces complaint over Navy SEAL [Huffington Post] Mitt Romney has been asked not to mention a meeting he had with a former Navy SEAL killed during violence in Libya in September.

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Romney comments on Libya attacks [Talking Points Memo] Mitt Romney has responded to accusations from the Obama campaign that he has politicised the killing of the US ambassador in Libya.

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Romney comments on health insurance [Huffington Post] Commenting on healthcare, Mitt Romney has said that, ‘We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.’

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Poll suggests partisanship [Politico] A new poll has suggested that Barack Obama is among the most polarising Presidents in recent times.

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Biden and Ryan debate [The Hill] The Vice-Presidential debate took place this week between Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.

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VP debate viewing figures revealed [Politico] Nielsen has said that around 51.4 million people watched the Vice-Presidential debate.

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Gunshot at Obama campaign office [Reuters] A single shot has been fired at the Obama campaign’s Denver offices.

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Poll favours Biden after debate [Reuters] A new poll has suggested a win for Vice-President Joe Biden following the Vice-Presidential debate.

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Compiled by Patrick McGhee

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