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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joel Benenson
President Obama completed an ambitious fundraising schedule for Democrats in November, but many of the congressional candidates he is trying to help are finding their election prospects next year imperiled by the president's faulty health care law.
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign paid millions of dollars to companies led by top advisers and, by many measures, the campaign got less to show for it than in-house staffers performing a labor of love for President Obama's campaign, expenditure records show.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both ardent suitors of women who vote. In the last few weeks, Mr. Romney has edged out his rival, vaulting to front-runner status. The polls credit a surge among female voters in battleground states, and Mr. Obama will do almost anything to woo them back.
Since President Obama's lackluster showing at the first debate two weeks ago, the race has tightened across the board, both in national surveys and where it matters most — in the 11 battleground states that will decide the election.
House Democrats intend to ease proposed restrictions on political activity by federal contractors, officials said Monday, hoping to build support for legislation establishing new disclosure and other requirements for the fall campaign.
He added, "We need to align Democrats with a future-oriented agenda that focuses on the issues that matter to families across the country — strengthening the economy, creating jobs, investing in education, promoting a living wage — and not getting caught up in inside-the-Beltway political dramas that have little bearing on their immediate well-being."
"Our guiding light needs to be our focus on creating a more secure economy for hard-working American families, with smart investments now and for the next generation," Mr. Benenson said. "Even amid a cascade of news cycles focused on the Affordable Care Act, Syria, the government shutdown and the NSA, voters' primary focus has never shifted from their economic well-being and financial security."