10 Election Things You Need To Know Today

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* The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the pack for the Republican presidential race. Romney had 32%, followed by pizza magnate Herman Cain at 27% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 22%.

* Gloria Cain gave an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that is scheduled to air tonight. She reportedly said the sexual harassment allegations facing her husband don't ring true because he "totally respects women." Cain will attend a tailgate party in Green Bay, Wis., and a fundraiser in Milwaukee today.

* Gingrich will attend a meet-and-greet sponsored by Greene County Republicans in Jefferson, Iowa, then host a reception and book signing event in Carroll, Iowa today.

* Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) plans to visit the McCarthy & Bailey's Irish Pub in Sioux City, Iowa today before holding town halls in Le Mars and Sheldon, Iowa.

* Texas Gov. Rick Perry will speak at the Scott County GOP Ronald Reagan Dinner in Bettendorf, Iowa today.

* Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will spend Monday discussing his jobs plan at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

* Although President Barack Obama is meeting with allies this week in Hawaii, Indonesia and Australia, he still took the time to give a press conference and defend his policies on job creation, Iran and rebuilding the country's infrastructure.

* Apparently Obama needs to promote those policies to members of his own party as well. A number of moderate and liberal Democrats are declining to give their unqualified support to Obama in 2012.

* A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll showed that against a generic unnamed Republican challenger, Obama would be tied 43-43. When voters were pushed to pick between Obama and Romney, the president had a 6 percentage point lead.

* Lastly, The Los Angeles Times published a profile on former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. Many Americans don't realize it, but he's also campaigning to become the next Republican president. When asked why, Johnson said: "I'm outraged."

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