Presidential Campaign


Wed November 7, 2012

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Election Night Victory Speech

Screencap from President Obama's victory speech in Chicago, Nov 7


Tue November 6, 2012

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Mitt Romney's Election Concession Speech

Screencap from Romney's concession speech

Mitt Romney's concession speech, given in front of supporters at the Boston Convention Center on November 6th.

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Tue November 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 6:08 am

Supporters attend a Mitt Romney rally Monday in Columbus, Ohio.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

As Americans go to the polls, one of the closest presidential races in years may be determined by a state in the Midwest and a hurricane named Sandy.

After a campaign that has cost some $6 billion, the two candidates are in the same place they started: with President Obama a smidgen ahead of challenger Mitt Romney, so close that differences are in most cases statistically insignificant.

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Mon November 5, 2012
The Two-Way

When Will We Know Who Won?

We'll know who won eventually. But when?
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Everybody tries to predict who will win.

What we wonder, though, is when will we know whether it will be President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney taking the oath of office next January?

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Mon November 5, 2012
It's All Politics

What Else Could $6 Billion Buy?

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 1:39 pm

The Italian-built Lamborghini Aventador costs nearly $400,000. The money spent on election 2012 — for TV ads and other things — could theoretically get you more than 15,000 of these V12 cars. But that's a lot more than have been built.
Adek Berry AFP/Getty Images

The cost of the 2012 election will top a record $6 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. If you find it difficult to visualize that figure, here are a few other ways to think about what $6 billion could buy:

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