Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.
41 Days to go:
Today’s Good News for Romney: Wisconsin and Michigan may be leaning slightly blue, but here comes the big money. The conservative super PAC Restore our Future is dumping cash into the two states, spending $2.2 million in the coming week alone. At the same time, Crossroads GPS and Americans for Job Security are flooding the airwaves with anti-Obama messages across the country. Obama has a lead in a number of battleground states, but the Romney air war is just beginning.
See Mitt Romney’s good news from previous days.
See today’s good news for Barack Obama.
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