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              Andy Barr, the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Kentucky's 6th District, visits with Yount's Tavern owner, Danny Thomas in Midway, Ky., on Monday Nov. 5, 2012. Barr is running ag

    Andy Barr, the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Kentucky's 6th District, visits with Yount's Tavern owner, Danny Thomas in Midway, Ky., on Monday Nov. 5, 2012. Barr is running ag

    Posted: 11/6/2012 8:50:44 PM EST
    Andy Barr, the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Kentucky's 6th District, visits with Yount's Tavern owner, Danny Thomas in Midway, Ky., on Monday Nov. 5, 2012. Barr is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Versailles for (AP Photo/The Lexington Herald-Leader, Pablo Alcala)
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              FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, people wait in the rain for President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Mitt Romney’s campaig

    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, people wait in the rain for President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Mitt Romney’s campaig

    Posted: 10/8/2012 2:28:35 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, people wait in the rain for President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Mitt Romney’s campaign is working hard to chip away at President Barack Obama’s advantage among early voters, and there are signs the effort is paying off in North Carolina and Florida, two competitive states that the Republican nominee can ill afford to lose. Obama is doing better in Iowa, another battleground state important to both candidates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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              FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pounds fists with a supporter after speaking at Kent State University  in Kent, Ohio. Mitt Romney’s campaign is working

    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pounds fists with a supporter after speaking at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Mitt Romney’s campaign is working

    Posted: 10/8/2012 2:28:35 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pounds fists with a supporter after speaking at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Mitt Romney’s campaign is working hard to chip away at President Barack Obama’s advantage among early voters, and there are signs the effort is paying off in North Carolina and Florida, two competitive states that the Republican nominee can ill afford to lose. Obama is doing better in Iowa, another battleground state important to both candidates. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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              FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and wife Ann, campaign in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mitt Romney’s campaig

    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and wife Ann, campaign in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mitt Romney’s campaig

    Posted: 10/8/2012 2:28:35 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and wife Ann, campaign in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mitt Romney’s campaign is working hard to chip away at President Barack Obama’s advantage among early voters, and there are signs the effort is paying off in North Carolina and Florida, two competitive states that the Republican nominee can ill afford to lose. Obama is doing better in Iowa, another battleground state important to both candidates. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, Arizona Republican Senate candidate and current Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who is also running for retiring Sen. Jon Kyl's, R-Arizona, seat  smi

    FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, Arizona Republican Senate candidate and current Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who is also running for retiring Sen. Jon Kyl's, R-Arizona, seat smi

    Posted: 10/8/2012 3:09:01 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, Arizona Republican Senate candidate and current Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who is also running for retiring Sen. Jon Kyl's, R-Arizona, seat smiles after attending a candidates forum Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Phoenix. Arizona voters have now seen Richard Carmona in combat fatigues, in a surgeon’s mask and gown, wielding a pistol as a swat team member and most recently dangling from a helicopter during a medical rescue. They’ve also seen him described as President Barack Obama’s personal recruit to serve as the next U.S. senator from Arizona. “Richard Carmona, Barack Obama’s rubberstamp,” says a recent ad from Republican nominee Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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              FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, center, addresses the media after touring the shelter for victims of Hurricane Katrina at the convention

    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, center, addresses the media after touring the shelter for victims of Hurricane Katrina at the convention

    Posted: 10/8/2012 3:09:00 AM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, center, addresses the media after touring the shelter for victims of Hurricane Katrina at the convention center in downtown Dallas. Arizona voters have now seen Carmona in combat fatigues, in a surgeon’s mask and gown, wielding a pistol as a swat team member and most recently dangling from a helicopter during a medical rescue. They’ve also seen him described as President Barack Obama’s personal recruit to serve as the next U.S. senator from Arizona. “Richard Carmona, Barack Obama’s rubberstamp,” says a recent ad from Republican nominee Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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              Drew Roston, 23, listens to Republican nominee Mitt Romney during a presidential debate event at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Roston support

    Drew Roston, 23, listens to Republican nominee Mitt Romney during a presidential debate event at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Roston support

    Posted: 10/4/2012 1:23:17 AM EST
    Drew Roston, 23, listens to Republican nominee Mitt Romney during a presidential debate event at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Roston supports President Barack Obama but thought Romney had a strong performance. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)
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              Austin Reid leans in to listen to his girlfriend, Emily Millette, during a presidential debate event at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The two

    Austin Reid leans in to listen to his girlfriend, Emily Millette, during a presidential debate event at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The two

    Posted: 10/4/2012 1:23:17 AM EST
    Austin Reid leans in to listen to his girlfriend, Emily Millette, during a presidential debate event at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The two are registered independents, but they were leaning toward voting for President Barack Obama, and didn't hear anything from Republican nominee Mitt Romney to change that. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)
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              FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Toledo, Ohio. President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping u

    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Toledo, Ohio. President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping u

    Posted: 10/1/2012 4:38:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Toledo, Ohio. President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments in China. In a new television ad, the campaign accuses the Republican nominee of investing in a company that maximized profits by paying Chinese workers “next to nothing” to manufacture appliances. The ad aims to discredit Romney's assertion that he would take on China's trade advantage over the U.S. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
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              FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments

    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments

    Posted: 10/1/2012 4:38:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments in China. In a new television ad, the campaign accuses the Republican nominee of investing in a company that maximized profits by paying Chinese workers “next to nothing” to manufacture appliances. The ad aims to discredit Romney's assertion that he would take on China's trade advantage over the U.S. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
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              FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 file photo, Tom Cotton is interviewed before his election night watch party in Hot Springs, Ark. Cotton, the Republican nominee in Arkansas' 4th Con

    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 file photo, Tom Cotton is interviewed before his election night watch party in Hot Springs, Ark. Cotton, the Republican nominee in Arkansas' 4th Con

    Posted: 9/30/2012 11:03:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 file photo, Tom Cotton is interviewed before his election night watch party in Hot Springs, Ark. Cotton, the Republican nominee in Arkansas' 4th Congressional District race, compared his decision to run with his decision to join the Army in 2005. "At that time, it was an attack from a foreign enemy, and we were in an active war. And now we're in a debt crisis that threatens our future prosperity and, therefore, ultimately freedom," says Cotton, 35, who declined a commission as a legal officer to go into the infantry. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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              FILE - In this Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. The flamboyant rapper confirmed Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 that she did no

    FILE - In this Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. The flamboyant rapper confirmed Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 that she did no

    Posted: 9/10/2012 6:33:25 PM EST
    FILE - In this Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. The flamboyant rapper confirmed Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 that she did not endorse Republican nominee Mitt Romney when she rapped about him. Her comment was made Monday on Twitter in response to a radio interview given by President Barack Obama. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo, Todd Akin, Republican nominee for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat, speaks to reporters after addressing the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City

    FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo, Todd Akin, Republican nominee for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat, speaks to reporters after addressing the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City

    Posted: 8/24/2012 3:03:32 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo, Todd Akin, Republican nominee for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat, speaks to reporters after addressing the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City, Mo. Until this week, Rep. Todd Akin was virtually unknown beyond his district, associated more with his deep religious convictions than any legislative achievements. Long before his comments about women's bodies and "legitimate rape" made him a flashpoint in the fall campaign, this congressional backbencher was a favorite among home-schooling organizations and conservative church groups. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
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    Posted: 5/21/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this July 15, 2006, file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, speaks to members of the media outside one of the Big Dig tunnels, following a tour of the deadly Big Dig highway tunnel in Boston. Mike Lewis, Big Dig project director is at center. Romney was at his New Hampshire vacation home on a summer night in 2006 when tons of concrete ceiling panels in one of Boston?s Big Dig highway tunnels collapsed. Romney, then in his final year as Massachusetts governor, dashed back to Boston and immersed himself in the crisis. His response offers insights into what kind of leader the expected Republican nominee would be if elected president. Romney has made his management skills a major selling point in his campaign. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)
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    Posted: 5/21/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this July 14, 2006, file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney uses a map of the Big Dig tunnels to make a point about potential trouble spots during an afternoon briefing in Boston. Romney was at his New Hampshire vacation home on a summer night in 2006 when tons of concrete ceiling panels in one of Boston?s Big Dig highway tunnels collapsed. The debris crushed a car and killed a female passenger. Romney, then in his final year as Massachusetts governor, dashed back to Boston and immersed himself in the crisis. His response offers insights into what kind of leader the expected Republican nominee would be if elected president. Romney has made his management skills a major selling point in his campaign. (AP Photo/Celina Fang)
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    Posted: 5/21/2012 8:50:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this July 18, 2006, file photo, Gov. Mitt Romney, right, looks over bolts in the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel while speaking with Alexander Bardow, center, Massachusetts Director of Bridges and Structures, and Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation John Cogliano in Boston. Romney was at his New Hampshire vacation home on a summer night in 2006 when tons of concrete ceiling panels in one of Boston?s Big Dig highway tunnels collapsed. The debris crushed a car and killed a female passenger. Romney, then in his final year as Massachusetts governor, dashed back to Boston and immersed himself in the crisis. His response offers insights into what kind of leader the expected Republican nominee would be if elected president. Romney has made his management skills a major selling point in his campaign. (AP Photo/David L Ryan, Pool)
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    Posted: 5/21/2012 7:20:46 AM EST
    In this May 16, 2012, photo, Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer addresses supporters with her former opponent, state Attorney Gen. Jon Bruning applauding, right. For Senate Republicans, 2012 is starting a lot like 2010. Republicans have a shot at taking control of the Senate from Democrats as long as insurgent conservatives who are defeating the GOP?s more establishment candidates in primaries don?t frighten off independent voters like they did two years ago. Fischer, a little-known state senator, became the latest unexpected Senate Republican nominee Tuesday, rallying late to upset the favored _ and better funded _ choices of both the party?s mainstream and tea party establishments. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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    Posted: 5/17/2012 5:30:50 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 2, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Chantilly, Va. Romney and his Republican Party raised $40 million in April, an unexpectedly strong haul that illustrates enthusiasm within the GOP and puts the presumptive Republican nominee roughly on par with what President Barack Obama and his Democrats raised in the first month of the general election. Romney, who is spending most of his time raising cash after a hard-fought primary, still trails Obama in what may be the most expensive presidential contest in history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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    Posted: 5/15/2012 5:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Lansing, Mich. President Barack Obama opened a new advertising assault on challenger Mitt Romney's record as a businessman _ his primary strength with an American electorate still deeply worried about the economy _ casting the likely Republican nominee as a greedy entrepreneur who bought up companies and wiped out jobs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 9:10:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 12, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama opened a new advertising assault on challenger Mitt Romney's record as a businessman _ his primary strength with an American electorate still deeply worried about the economy _ casting the likely Republican nominee as a greedy entrepreneur who bought up companies and wiped out jobs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)