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              FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A political generation ago, the West signaled t

    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A political generation ago, the West signaled t

    Posted: 1/26/2013 3:53:21 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation's rightward swing -- from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado. But now the fabled expanse of jagged peaks, arid deserts and emerald coastlines is trending in a different direction. From Washington state -- where voters in November legalized marijuana and upheld the legality of gay marriage -- to New Mexico, once a hotly-contested swing state that Republicans ceded to Democrats in the presidential campaign, the west has become solidly Democratic terrain. The coastal base states of Washington, Oregon and California continue to move further to left, while the hotly-contested swing states east of the Sierra Nevada are trending more and more toward the Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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              FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama waves to supporters during a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas. A political generation ago, the West

    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama waves to supporters during a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas. A political generation ago, the West

    Posted: 1/26/2013 3:53:21 AM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama waves to supporters during a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas. A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation's rightward swing -- from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado. But now the fabled expanse of jagged peaks, arid deserts and emerald coastlines is trending in a different direction. From Washington state -- where voters in November legalized marijuana and upheld the legality of gay marriage -- to New Mexico, once a hotly-contested swing state that Republicans ceded to Democrats in the presidential campaign, the west has become solidly Democratic terrain. The coastal base states of Washington, Oregon and California continue to move further to left, while the hotly-contested swing states east of the Sierra Nevada are trending more and more toward the Democrats.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
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              FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, a person holds a freshly rolled marijuana joint just after midnight at the Space Needle in Seattle. A political generation ago, the West signale

    FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, a person holds a freshly rolled marijuana joint just after midnight at the Space Needle in Seattle. A political generation ago, the West signale

    Posted: 1/26/2013 3:48:25 AM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, a person holds a freshly rolled marijuana joint just after midnight at the Space Needle in Seattle. A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation's rightward swing -- from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado. But now the fabled expanse of jagged peaks, arid deserts and emerald coastlines is trending in a different direction. From Washington state -- where voters in November legalized marijuana and upheld the legality of gay marriage -- to New Mexico, once a hotly-contested swing state that Republicans ceded to Democrats in the presidential campaign, the west has become solidly Democratic terrain. The coastal base states of Washington, Oregon and California continue to move further to left, while the hotly-contested swing states east of the Sierra Nevada are trending more and more toward the Democrats.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
  •  - A campaign volunteer makes phone calls to potential voters in preparation for the November 6 U.S. presidential election, in Fairview Park

    A campaign volunteer makes phone calls to potential voters in preparation for the November 6 U.S. presidential election, in Fairview Park

    Posted: 10/26/2012 7:51:13 PM EST
    Campaign volunteer Eric Russell makes phone calls to potential voters at the Cuyahoga County Ohio headquarters in preparation for the November 6 U.S. presidential election, in Fairview Park, Ohio October 26, 2012. The election will likely be decided in a handful of swing states where the candidates are spending just about all of their time, with none of them more important than Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)
  •  - A campaign volunteer makes phone calls to potential voters in preparation for the November 6 U.S. presidential election, in Fairview Park

    A campaign volunteer makes phone calls to potential voters in preparation for the November 6 U.S. presidential election, in Fairview Park

    Posted: 10/26/2012 7:51:13 PM EST
    Campaign volunteer Eric Russell makes phone calls to potential voters at the Cuyahoga County Ohio headquarters in preparation for the November 6 U.S. presidential election, in Fairview Park, Ohio October 26, 2012. The election will likely be decided in a handful of swing states where the candidates are spending just about all of their time, with none of them more important than Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)
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              FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with World War II and Korean War veterans returning on a

    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with World War II and Korean War veterans returning on a

    Posted: 10/26/2012 4:03:31 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with World War II and Korean War veterans returning on an Honor Flight from Washington in Swanton, Ohio. The far-flung swing states that have the most sway in the presidential election have something else in common - a large share of military veterans who are getting special attention from the fiercely dueling campaigns. In a White House campaign this hard-fought, no interest group can be ignored. But veterans are an especially prized group since so many live in battlegrounds including Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama poses for a picture after speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Phoenix. The far-flung swing st

    FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama poses for a picture after speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Phoenix. The far-flung swing st

    Posted: 10/26/2012 4:03:30 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama poses for a picture after speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Phoenix. The far-flung swing states that have the most sway in the presidential election have something else in common - a large share of military veterans who are getting special attention from the fiercely dueling campaigns. In a White House campaign this hard-fought, no interest group can be ignored. But veterans are an especially prized group since so many live in battlegrounds including Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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              Liliana Perez, casts her ballot at an early voting polling place behind The Mirage Hotel Casino, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama’s immigration stance, and

    Liliana Perez, casts her ballot at an early voting polling place behind The Mirage Hotel Casino, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama’s immigration stance, and

    Posted: 10/21/2012 12:08:22 PM EST
    Liliana Perez, casts her ballot at an early voting polling place behind The Mirage Hotel Casino, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama’s immigration stance, and especially his executive order, has locked in support from a fast-growing demographic group that has been trending sharply Democratic in the wake of increasingly hardline Republican positions on immigration. The president’s campaign is counting on Hispanics providing the margin of victory not just here in Nevada, but in other swing states like Colorado, Iowa, Virginia and North Carolina. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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              Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. In the heavily-Hispanic neighborhoods o

    Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. In the heavily-Hispanic neighborhoods o

    Posted: 10/21/2012 12:08:21 PM EST
    Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. In the heavily-Hispanic neighborhoods of Las Vegas, unemployment is high and home values are down. But President Barack Obama's immigration stand has locked in support from a fast-growing demographic group that has been trending sharply Democratic in the wake of increasingly hard-line Republican positions on immigration. Part of the reason is his executive order that allows people brought into the country illegally as children to avoid deportation if they graduate high school or join the military. The president's campaign is counting on Hispanics providing the margin of victory not just in Nevada, but in other swing states such as Colorado, Iowa, Virginia and North Carolina. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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              This handout photo provided by the Susan B. Anthony List, taken June 7, 2012, shows Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser speaking in Arlington, Va. Though Barack Obama

    This handout photo provided by the Susan B. Anthony List, taken June 7, 2012, shows Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser speaking in Arlington, Va. Though Barack Obama

    Posted: 10/19/2012 2:58:29 PM EST
    This handout photo provided by the Susan B. Anthony List, taken June 7, 2012, shows Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser speaking in Arlington, Va. Though Barack Obama and Mitt Romney rarely tackle the topic of abortion head-on, the void is being filled by rival advocacy groups targeting swing states with ads depicting one candidate or the other as an extremist in his stance on the divisive issue. Obama, according to the National Right to Life Committee, is "the most pro-abortion president this country has ever seen." Another anti-abortion group, the Susan B. Anthony List, is running anti-Obama TV ads titled "Abortion Radical." (AP Photo/Jeff Adkins, Susan B. Anthony List) in Arlington, Virginia
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              FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America (NARAL) Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan addresses the Democratic National Co

    FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America (NARAL) Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan addresses the Democratic National Co

    Posted: 10/19/2012 2:58:28 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America (NARAL) Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Though Barack Obama and Mitt Romney rarely tackle the topic of abortion head-on, the void is being filled by rival advocacy groups targeting swing states with ads depicting one candidate or the other as an extremist in his stance on the divisive issue. Obama, according to the NARal, is "the most pro-abortion president this country has ever seen." Another anti-abortion group, the Susan B. Anthony List, is running anti-Obama TV ads titled "Abortion Radical." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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              This photo taken Aug. 2, 2012 shows Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigning in Golden, Colo. Undecided voters in swing states hold the key t

    This photo taken Aug. 2, 2012 shows Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigning in Golden, Colo. Undecided voters in swing states hold the key t

    Posted: 8/2/2012 4:33:27 PM EST
    This photo taken Aug. 2, 2012 shows Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigning in Golden, Colo. Undecided voters in swing states hold the key to the presidential election, but there’s no obvious recipe for winning them over. Friday’s new jobs report, even if dismal, might do little to help challenger Mitt Romney with this group. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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              This photo taken Aug. 2, 2012 shows President Barack Obama greeting people outside Lechonera El Barrio, a local restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Undecided voters in swing states hold the key

    This photo taken Aug. 2, 2012 shows President Barack Obama greeting people outside Lechonera El Barrio, a local restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Undecided voters in swing states hold the key

    Posted: 8/2/2012 4:18:35 PM EST
    This photo taken Aug. 2, 2012 shows President Barack Obama greeting people outside Lechonera El Barrio, a local restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Undecided voters in swing states hold the key to the presidential election, but there’s no obvious recipe for winning them over. Friday’s new jobs report, even if dismal, might do little to help challenger Mitt Romney with this group. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 12:30:46 PM EST
    Chart shows political swing states that have passed or are considering laws regarding same-sex couples
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    Posted: 4/22/2012 10:20:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 18, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. The improving economy is swinging the pendulum in Obama's favor in the 14 states where the presidential election will likely be decided. Polls have shown Obama gaining an edge over his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in several so-called swing states, those that are considered up for grabs. What?s made the difference is that unemployment has dropped more sharply in several swing states than in the nation as a whole. A resurgence in manufacturing is helping the economy, and Obama?s chances, in the industrial Midwestern states of Ohio and Michigan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


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