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The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.
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Countdown to Election 2012

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is on the campaign trail! Beginning with the Ames Straw Poll in August 2011, Kid Reporters covered every step of the 2012 presidential election, from the primaries to the conventions to the debates to Election Day. You can find all of their reporting – including an interview with President Barack Obama – below. And for more Election 2012 coverage, visit the Scholastic News Election 2012 website!

Setting the Field

With Election Day more than 18 months away, Republicans begin the fight for their party's nomination to challenge Presiden Obama.

Primaries: January-February

Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina provide the first big test for the crowded field of Republican nominees.

Primaries: March

Four candidates are left standing as the battle for the GOP nomination heads into Super Tuesday.

Primaries: April-June

After a tough fight, Mitt Romney secures the Republican nomination and begins looking toward November.

Road to the Conventions

The race is on! Mitt Romney and Barack Obama sharpen their attacks as the parties prepare for their conventions and the General Election.

Conventions

Republicans and Democrats gather in Tampa and Charlotte to nominate their candidate to run in the General Election.

General Election Campaign

Romney and Obama square off in four debates and campaign across the nation.

Election Day

Months of ads, events, and speeches have all led to this. It's Election Day, and voters finally head to the polls!

Inauguration

The election season comes to an end as President Obama is reelected for a second term.

Countdown to Election 2008

How did we get here? Relive one of America's most historic presidential elections in this Special Report.

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