Obama, Romney exhort crowds in dashes to vital states

Mitt Romney was in four states Sunday, with Cleveland among his stops. President Obama was also in four states, opening in Concord, N.H.

AFP/GETTY IMAGES (left); Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The race remains extremely close, with both President Obama and Mitt Romney predicting victory but passionately urging their supporters to vote.

Lawyers for both parties are descending on key swing states, anticipating legal challenges after what could become a razor-thin decision that rests on how, where, and which ballots are counted.

Lawyers for both parties ready to challenge results

Presidential elections are decided at the ballot box, but this one could get a little assistance from the courtroom.

Bay State activists pour passions into New Hampshire

Dedicated followers of both candidates are taking their talents to places where the election will be decided, first and foremost just over the border in N.H.

Adrian Walker

Region still has a passion for politics

As always, New England is a political hotbed full of close races and impassioned voters who take elections to heart.

Ballot questions intended to send leaders a message

In a pair of nonbinding ballot questions, some Mass. voters have the chance to tell the newly elected officials what they would like them to do when they get to Capitol Hill.

Republican Sean Bielat (right) spoke to students in a social studies class at Franklin High School.  Joseph P. Kennedy III addressed a government and politics class.

For Kennedy and Bielat, last days lack urgency

Nine months after a poll that showed Joseph P. Kennedy III with a solid lead over Sean Bielat in the Fourth District race, not much has changed.

Representative John Tierney (right), visiting the Zabota Adult Day and Health Center in Lynn Thursday, spoke with Simon Malykin. Republican Richard Tisei, who is challenging Tierney, talked with Laura Kamens while he was campaigning in Danvers last week.

Acrimony lingers for Tierney, Tisei in 6th District race

Personal bitterness has overshadowed policy differences between Rep. John Tierney and Republican Richard Tisei, who diverge most sharply on economics.

Senator Scott Brown campaigned in Faneuil Hall while challenger Elizabeth Warren barnstormed in Braintree with Senator John F. Kerry.


Brown, Warren push for votes at dueling rallies

Former Governor William Weld joined Senator Scott Brown at Faneuil Hall, while Senator John Kerry campaigned with Elizabeth Warren in Braintree.

Kimberly Smith-Cofield abruptly resigned as executive director of the Community Action Agency of Somerville in June. She had held the post since 2009.

Audit details turmoil at Somerville nonprofit

The former director of the agency that provides Head Start for preschoolers in Somerville and Cambridge freely used the agency’s credit card for personal expenses.


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