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  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on second presidential debate: President Obama was clear winner

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York:

    “President Obama emerged from tonight’s debate as the clear victor. He made it clear to the American people that he possesses the strength, decisiveness and steady hand that our country needs—and that he has a vision to keep moving America forward and build our economy not from the top down, but from the middle out. Voters across the country also saw the President clearly break down the ‘sketchy deal’ that Mitt Romney has offered them: his plan to spend a whopping $5 trillion on a tax cut for the wealthiest few, even though they don’t need it, and $2 trillion on a defense buildup that the Pentagon has made clear it doesn’t want—without any explanation as to how he would pay for it.

    “But President Obama didn’t just win tonight—Mitt Romney lost, and he did it by launching one misfire after another in his attacks against the President, in addition to missing the mark on his own proposals. When called out for the lack of substance to his own plans, Romney was clearly flustered and took it out on the moderator rather than actually offering a defense of his indefensible plans. And just as he’s done at every twist and turn of his campaign, he misled the American people—not only by refusing to tell the truth about his plan to take away women’s access to affordable contraception or his pledge to veto the DREAM Act, but also by lying about the President’s immediate response to the terror attack in Benghazi. Mitt Romney showed once again that all he has to offer are more false attacks, more empty proposals and more failed leadership—and the American people simply deserve better than that.”

  • Three generations of Charlotteans for Obama

    With exactly three weeks till Election Day, three generations of Charlotte politicos—Mayor Anthony Foxx, former Mayor Harvey Gantt, and Reggie Love—are firing up their home city for the home stretch of this election.

    With exactly three weeks till Election Day, three generations of Charlotte politicos—Mayor Anthony Foxx, former Mayor Harvey Gantt, and Reggie Love—are firing up their home city for the home stretch of this election.

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  • #MittMath: Tax plan

    Mitt Romney's plan to pay for $5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy without raising middle-class taxes ONLY works if you believe in the fairy dust known as Mitt Math.

    Mitt Romney's plan to pay for $5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy without raising middle-class taxes ONLY works if you believe in the fairy dust known as Mitt Math.

  • Justin Long: “I’m voting for education”

    Actor Justin Long grew up in a middle-class Connecticut home, the son of two teachers who instilled in him a belief and a faith in education. But when he went off to college, student loan debt became overwhelming, and he had to drop out of school after two years. ''So I'm voting for the future. I'm voting for education. I'm voting on behalf of 100 percent of Americans.''

    Actor Justin Long grew up in a middle-class Connecticut home, the son of two teachers who instilled in him a belief and a faith in education. But when he went off to college, student loan debt became overwhelming, and he had to drop out of school after two years. "I ended up lucky," he says, "because I became an actor. But that's a one in a billion shot that I took. We need strong education—we need someone who's concerned about the middle class."

    "I'm proud of what President Obama has done on education," Long says. "I'm proud of him for doubling Pell Grants. I'm proud of student loan reform. I believe in that man. I don't believe in a man who, in order to make a $5 trillion tax cut, is going to gut education. So I'm voting for the future. I'm voting for education. I'm voting on behalf of 100 percent of Americans."

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  • Gov. Jen Granholm: “It’s for the entire nation”

    If you saw what former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm saw, if you watched trickle-down economics ravage your state's economy and manufacturing sector, you'd agree: The choice we face over the next 24 days isn't just a question between two candidates or two parties. It's a moral choice about the direction we want the country to go.

    If you saw what former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm saw, if you watched trickle-down economics ravage your state's economy and manufacturing sector, you'd agree: The choice we face over the next 24 days isn't just a question between two candidates or two parties. It's a moral choice about the direction we want the country to go.

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  • “Enough said”

    Gov. Deval Patrick knows what you're going to ask: ''Yes, I am from the commonwealth of Massachusetts. That is where Mitt Romney lives, votes, and governed. He will lose Massachusetts. Enough said.''

    Gov. Deval Patrick knows what you're going to ask: "Yes, I am from the commonwealth of Massachusetts. That is where Mitt Romney lives, votes, and governed. He will lose Massachusetts. Enough said."

    He's not on the Gotta Vote bus in Virginia today to talk about his predecessor in the Massachusetts statehouse. He's here to connect with Virginia voters about President Obama, "the one candidate in this race who cares about leaving a better country for generations to come"—and make sure they're fired up and ready to vote.

    "I'm a great believer that we get the government we deserve," he tells voters at stops in Norfolk and Williamsburg. "Sit it out, leave it to the highly energized people who just want government to help a few people, then we we will get that government we deserve. But if we show up, if we make the phone calls, knock the doors, talk to friends, talk to neighbors, talk to that cranky uncle you're not supposed to discuss politics with, if we have that conversation and invite people to become a part of their civic future, that's how we re-elect Barack Obama."

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