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vvdailypress.com / desertdispatch.com DAILY PRESS / DESERT DISPATCH • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 • SERVING THE VICTOR VALLEY & THE HIGH DESERT Voter's Guide 2 0 1 2 How candidates stand on issues facing America Barack Obama Democrat President Age: 51 Born: Honolulu, Hawaii Family: Married Michelle Robinson in 1992; two daughters Education: Occidental College; B.A. Columbia University, 1983; J.D. Harvard Law School, 1991 Notable positions: Community organizer; lawyer; constitutional law professor; Illinois state senator; U.S. senator; 44th president of the United States Website: barackobama.com Economy Term marked by high unemployment, a deep recession that began in previ- ous administration and officially ended within six months, and gradual recovery with persistently high jobless rates. Businesses have added jobs for more than two years straight. see obama • page 13 Mitt Romney Republican Businessman/former governor Age: 65 Born: Detroit, Mich. Family: Married Ann Davies in 1969; five sons, 18 grandchildren Education: B.A. Brigham Young University; MBA, J.D. Harvard University Notable positions: Management consultant; venture capitalist; co-founder and CEO, Bain Capital; CEO Winter Olympics Organizing Committee; former governor of Massachusetts Website: mittromney.com Economy Lower taxes, less regulation, bal- anced budget, more trade deals to spur growth. Replace jobless benefits with unemployment savings accounts. Proposes repeal of the Dodd-Frank law toughening financial-industry regula- tions after the meltdown in that sector. see romney • page 19

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