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  • This election is personal

    If you ask supporters from Sioux City to Miami why they support President Obama, they'll tell you stories about their kids, their grandkids, their student loan debt. "2008 was historic; 2012 is personal" is more than a campaign catchphrase—it's a reality for so many folks like Jack, who stopped by a Gotta Vote event near his home in Coconut Creek, Florida, yesterday. This year really is personal.

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  • "God intended"

    “Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Those words were uttered yesterday—in the year 2012—by Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana.

    Guess who Mourdock's most prominent booster is? Mitt Romney, the man who could be your president-elect in just 13 days.

    Romney has only endorsed a single Senate candidate in this election. In a Mourdock campaign ad that was released on Monday night—and is still on the airwaves—Romney looks directly into the camera and tells Indiana, "There's so much at stake. I hope you'll join me in voting for Richard Mourdock."

    Well, Romney got one thing right: There is a lot at stake, especially if you're a woman. The sad fact is, Mourdock's rape comment is just the latest outrageous and demeaning episode in a larger Republican platform that's openly hostile to women. Remember: Romney and Paul Ryan agree that a women should not have the right make decisions about her own body—even in cases of rape or incest. He's trying to hide it from voters, but Romney supported so-called personhood policies, a no-exceptions human life amendment to the Constitution, and vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. His running mate—like Todd Akin—supported legislation to narrow the definition of rape. And now, Romney refuses to request that his Mourdock ad be taken off the air, and he refuses to pull his endorsement.

    Romney won't stand up to Mourdock and the extreme wing of his party—he shares their extreme policies. So if you're outraged, let him know. Tell Romney it's unacceptable to endorse a candidate who thinks pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

    "There's so much at stake."

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  • Mitt Romney: Extremely conservative and endorsing Richard Mourdock

    Mitt Romney has only endorsed one Senate candidate in this election: Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who said last night that pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

    Mitt Romney has only endorsed one Senate candidate in this election: Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who said last night that pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

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  • Covering contraception

    Thanks to Obamacare, insurance companies are beginning to fully cover birth control without co-pays or deductibles as part of women's health care. That could save women hundreds of dollars a year.

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  • A binder full of women’s policies

    At the University of Florida, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm explained difference between the two candidates on fair pay.

    At the University of Florida, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm explained difference between the two candidates on fair pay:

    "I was watching the rerun of Meet the Press on the Gotta Vote bus, and your senator was on. You know what he said on Meet the Press this morning? Your Senator Rubio said that the Romney administration would probably not have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. He said that the Lilly Ledbetter Act was nothing more than a gift to trial lawyers, nothing more than that.

    "There would be huge problems for women with a Romney administration. In fact I happen to have my binder—a binder full of policies that the Obama administration supports on behalf of women. Polices like fair pay, like access to contraception, like freedom of choice.

    "Women are half the population, but between women's issues and jobs, this matters to 100 percent of the population. And I'm glad we have a president who stands up for us."

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