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US election: Daily Diet - 9 October

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Don't feel overwhelmed by the deluge of information from the campaign trail - we've diced and sliced a daily helping of tasty political morsels for your consumption.

Here's your one-stop shop for all the best titbits from the campaign trail.

We welcome your contributions - use the form at the bottom of the page.

Picture of the day

Image caption Wgs on Twitter launched caption competitions after seeing Romney in Virginia

Quote of the day

"I think Ryan's going to eat him alive. He's dynamic, he knows his facts, he's young. I think he's going to be very aggressive... I think it's going to be good for our team."

Romney-Ryan supporter Darlene Johnson, who ahead of Paul Ryan's debate with Vice-President Joe Biden, departed from the typical "downplay expectations" strategy of pre-debate spin.

Read the full story at the Washington Post

Random stat

$4.668 - the average price of a gallon of petrol in California on Monday, an all-time high and the third record in a row.

Read the full story at the Los Angeles Times

Tweet of the day

"Is delivering a foreign policy speech at a military academy supposed to be a kind of "coming attractions" thing for cadets?"

David Waldman (@Kagrox) of the liberal Daily Kos blog questions the setting for Mr Romney's foreign policy address on Monday.

Most talked about ad

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz, who describes himself as half Latino, endorsed the president in a web advert unveiled on Sunday.

"It's been a long time since we've actually had a voice like this and had someone that really cares about the Latin community," Cruz says in the clip.

Cruz is from New Jersey. That state and New York are certain to vote for the president anyway.

News in a swing state

The Press Journal of Indian River County in Florida marks a resurgent Romney's rally at Port St Lucie.

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