First And Main
Oct 3, 2012 — In the run-up to the presidential election, Morning Edition visited communities in swing states — in fact, in swing counties — that are predictably unpredictable when it comes to voting. We wanted to hear from voters where they live — to understand what's shaping their thinking this election year.
Nov 9, 2012 — Now that the election is over, Morning Edition is getting back in touch with some voters we met over the summer in swing counties in Florida, Wisconsin and Colorado.
Oct 11, 2012 — Some Latino voters in Larimer County say they support President Obama because of his policies on immigration and education. But a Latino Republican says he thinks the GOP shares the values of "faith, family, freedom" with the Latino community.
Oct 10, 2012 — Colorado State University students say they are keenly aware that the current job market isn't a good one for newly minted college graduates, and they express worry over the size of the deficit.
Oct 3, 2012 — Some voters in the swing state's Larimer County say too much federal regulation is keeping the U.S. overly reliant on foreign oil. Others argue the government should help businesses move toward sustainability.
Oct 2, 2012 — Colorado's nine electoral votes are up for grabs and in a state that is one-third Republican, one-third Democrat and one-third unaffiliated. It's that unaffiliated vote that has the presidential candidates returning to the state again and again.
Aug 23, 2012 — At her family's restaurant on Lake Winnebago, Linda Wendt oversees a staff of almost 50 people. And that, more than anything, has made her feel a connection to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Aug 22, 2012 — Jessica King's political views are rooted in her firsthand experience with social services, having grown up as a ward of the state. She was swept into office during the wave of special recall votes in Wisconsin, and says her constituents are fed up with obstructionism in Washington.
Aug 21, 2012 — Many voters in Winnebago County feel that under President Obama, the government has tried to do too much. "I'm not a big fan of how big the government's gotten or how many people are living off the government now," says farmer Charlie Knigge.
Aug 20, 2012 — In the lakeside city of Oshkosh, a group of union workers say they're tired but ready to keep fighting. They've been through months of bitter battles over state employees' collective-bargaining rights — including a failed attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker.