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A spectator takes a photograph of the Romney campaign race car after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, hold a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame where the Republicans will respond to Democrat press conferences and other events at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, September 3, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)
Photo by: Barbara Salisbury
A spectator takes a photograph of the Romney campaign race car after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, hold a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame where the Republicans will respond to Democrat press conferences and other events at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, September 3, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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