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Election 2012: The General Election Campaign

With the conventions behind them, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney have a little more than one month to convince voters to vote for them. The candidates crisscross the country, making numerous campaign stops in key swing states like Ohio, Iowa, and Michigan. But the real test for voters will be the debates. Obama and Romney meet for three debates, while their running mates, Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan, meet for one. As the campaign trail gets closer to Election Day, every opportunity to score points with voters is important.

Articles

Election 2012: An Appeal to Hispanic Voters
Election 2012: An Appeal to Hispanic Voters
by Hannah Prensky
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September17,2012
On Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) at its 35th anniversary Awards Gala.
Election 2012: Paul Ryan Addresses Conservatives
Election 2012: Paul Ryan Addresses Conservatives
by Nell Leibovich
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September17,2012
On Friday, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan delivered a campaign speech to a room of conservative activists. Ryan's remarks were delivered at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel here in Washington.
Election 2012: Bill Clinton Campaigns for Obama in Florida
Election 2012: Bill Clinton Campaigns for Obama in Florida
by Topanga Sena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September17,2012
Supporters of President Barack Obama gathered in the hundreds for a grassroots event in Orlando on Wednesday. But the featured guest wasn't the current President - it was a former one.
Election 2012: Ryan Brings Message to Space Coast
Election 2012: Ryan Brings Message to Space Coast
by Topanga Sena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September24,2012
With only a few weeks left in the presidential election, Florida still remains in play. This is still considered a swing state, and both parties have spent a lot of time campaigning in the Sunshine State.
Election 2012: Early Voting Begins in Iowa
Election 2012: Early Voting Begins in Iowa
by Alysa Goethe
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September27,2012
Election Day might be 40 days away, but voters in some states have already begun casting their ballots.
Election 2012: Romney Energizes Pennsylvania Supporters
Election 2012: Romney Energizes Pennsylvania Supporters
by Katelyn Barr
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October1,2012
On Friday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed a large group of supporters and cadets at the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Election 2012: A Policy-Driven Debate
Election 2012: A Policy-Driven Debate
by Jenna Winocur
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October4,2012
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate for the first time.
Election 2012: Obama Rallies in Virginia
Election 2012: Obama Rallies in Virginia
by Nick Berray
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October8,2012
President Obama rallied Virginian Democrats on Friday seeking to recover from what many considered a lackluster performance in the debate earlier in the week.
VP Candidates Square Off
VP Candidates Square Off
by Ben Frigon
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October12,2012
The two men seeking the vice presidency squared off in their one and only debate last night. Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan met at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and debated topics both foreign and domestic.
Election 2012: Obama Wins Scholastic Student Vote Again
Election 2012: Obama Wins Scholastic Student Vote Again
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October16,2012
The results of the 2012 Scholastic Presidential Election Student Vote are in: President Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, won with 51 percent of the vote.
Election 2012: Obama and Romney in a Feisty Debate
Election 2012: Obama and Romney in a Feisty Debate
by Leila Sachner
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October17,2012
After a policy-heavy, some might say boring first debate, presidential candidates President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney met for their second debate last night. And the energy level was cranked way up.
Election 2012: A Closely-Watched House Race
Election 2012: A Closely-Watched House Race
by Coleman Hirschberg
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October22,2012
Last Monday, Democrat Joseph P. "Joe" Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat, the two Massachusetts candidates running for retiring Congressman Barney Frank's seat, argued over many issues in a debate at Wellesley College.
Election 2012: A Tight Race in Virginia
Election 2012: A Tight Race in Virginia
by Nick Berray
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October22,2012
One of the most closely watched among the other 2012 election races is the contest in Virginia for the United State Senate between former governors Tim Kaine, a Democrat, and George Allen, a Republican.
Election 2012: The Hoosier Hot Seat
Election 2012: The Hoosier Hot Seat
by Grace Ybarra
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October22,2012
This year, the Indiana Governor race is being watched very closely. This is because Indiana has become an even bigger part of the national political conversation.
Election 2012: The Final Debate
Election 2012: The Final Debate
by Topanga Sena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October23,2012
Anticipation mounted at Lynn University last night as President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, prepared to meet for their third and final debate at the university's performing arts center.
Election 2012: An Interview with President Obama
Election 2012: An Interview with President Obama
by Hannah Prensky and Amiri Tulloch
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October25,2012
Kid Reporters Amiri Tulloch and Hannah Prensky interview President Barack Obama about his re-election campaign.
Election 2012: "Eight More Days!"
Election 2012: "Eight More Days!"
by Adam Metivier
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October31,2012
"Eight more days!" the crowd in Davenport, Iowa, chanted as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney quoted President Barack Obama asking for four more years.
Election 2012: Clinton Campaigns for Obama in Orlando
Election 2012: Clinton Campaigns for Obama in Orlando
by Topanga Sena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November1,2012
President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton were scheduled to appear together in Orlando. But with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the northeast, the President cancelled his appearance to focus on the storm.
Election 2012: Interview with Gov. Gary Johnson
Election 2012: Interview with Gov. Gary Johnson
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November4,2012
Kid Reporter Andrew Liang interviews Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for President.
Election 2012: Clinton Rallies Pittsburghers
Election 2012: Clinton Rallies Pittsburghers
by Matthew Moore
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November5,2012
With only hours to go before Election Day, former President of the United States and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton made a quick stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday to rally eager Obama/Biden supporters.
Election 2012: Ryan Makes Final Pitch
Election 2012: Ryan Makes Final Pitch
by Cheyenne Ruiz
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November5,2012
On Monday, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan attended a Romney Victory Rally in Reno, Nevada. The theme of the rally was clear -? one more day to make a difference, and one more day to give the country a new President.

Resources

Election 2012: The Swing States
Election 2012: The Swing States
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | What is a swing state? What role do they play in presidential elections? And why are they important? The Kid Reporters explain in this special report!
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