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October 29, 2012
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Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, jokes whether or not he should sign a photo of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney backstage at a campaign event at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion County Fairgrounds, in Marion, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, second from right, sings “Cool Water” with The Oak Ridge Boys backstage at a campaign event at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion County Fairgrounds, in Marion, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. They are holding iPhones to check their pitch.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, aide Garret Jackson, second left, and U.S. Secret Service agents get into an elevator as they arrive at their hotel for the evening in Mansfield, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks on his phone at the back of his bus after the last campaign rally of the day at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion County Fairgrounds, in Marion, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, chief strategist Stuart Stevens, right, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, second left, and senior adviser Kevin Madden, second right, sit on their bus after a campaign rally at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion County Fairgrounds, in Marion, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Seen from backstage, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage at a campaign rally at Koehler Athletic Complex, University of Findlay, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Findlay, Ohio.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, jokingly plastic wraps aide Garrett Jackson as senior adviser Kevin Madden, center, watches as they wait in a training room before the start of a campaign rally at Koehler Athletic Complex, University of Findlay, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Findlay, Ohio.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, sits in a training room with senior adviser Kevin Madden, left, and aide Garrett Jackson as they meet before the start of a campaign rally at Koehler Athletic Complex, University of Findlay, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Findlay, Ohio.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waits behind a curtain as he is introduced by his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at a campaign rally at Koehler Athletic Complex, University of Findlay, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Findlay, Ohio. At right is aide Garrett Jackson.

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A U.S. Secret Service agent, left, stands watch as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., greet supporters during a photo line backstage before the start of a campaign rally at Koehler Athletic Complex, University of Findlay, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Findlay, Ohio.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits in a training room to gather his thoughts before the start of a campaign rally at Koehler Athletic Complex, University of Findlay, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Findlay, Ohio.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney puts peanut butter on a banana as he rides his campaign bus with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, en route to Celina, Ohio for a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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U.S. Secret Service stand watch as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., get off their campaign bus as it arrives in Celina, Ohio, for a campaign rally at the Celina Fieldhouse, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is briefed by his aide Garrett Jackson backstage as he is introduced by his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at the Celina Fieldhouse in Celina, Ohio, during a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks up towards the crowd as he leaves a campaign rally at the Celina Fieldhouse in Celina, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wave from their campaign bus as it arrives in Celina, Ohio, for a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tunes in the Green Bay Packers football game on his campaign bus en route to Celina, Ohio, for a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, eats a cookie with a likeness of himself on his campaign bus en route to Celina, Ohio, for a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. The cookies were bought by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, from Buskin Bakery in Cincinnati, which was having a contest to see if they would sell more Obama or Romney cookies.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, collaborates with senior adviser Kevin Madden, left, and chief strategist Stuart Stevens, right, during a strategy meeting on their campaign plane en route to Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks to his aide Garrett Jackson on his campaign plane en route to Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is greeted on the tarmac by his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Ohio, and his wife, Janna, after he landed at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Romney and Ryan spent the day campaigning together in Ohio.

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Chief strategist Stuart Stevens, right, examines the necktie of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after they boarded his campaign plane at Tampa International Jet Center, in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Romney was traveling to Ohio for campaign events with his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney boards his plane at Tampa International Jet Center, in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as he travels to Ohio for campaign events with his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks down a hallway as he leaves his hotel to board his motorcade, in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, en route to Ohio for campaign events with his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.