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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) listens as his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, speaks during a campaign stop at the NASCAR Technical Institute on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) listens as his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, speaks during a campaign stop at the NASCAR Technical Institute on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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