-Mitt Romney will be on the move today, starting his day off with a couple of events in New York City. He will be speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative at 9:00 and the NBC Educational Summit at 11:10 (Romney's education policy, laid out in a speech and accompanying paper earlier this year, can be boiled down to taking on unions and offering more school choice via vouchers). The candidate will then be traveling to Ohio to join running mate Paul Ryan at a 3:00 rally in Vandalia.
-Romney's speech to the Clinton Initiative will focus on foreign assistance, the campaign notes, suggesting that foreign aid must foster private enterprise to be effective. The question of foreign aid has also emerged on the campaign trail as Romney has questioned the terms of packages sent to allies such as Egypt.
-Ryan will spend his whole day in the crucial swing state, part of a recently launched bus tour aimed at eroding President Obama's apparent (according to a steady accumulation of polls) advantage there. Ryan will start with an 11:30 town hall in Porkopolis before joining Romney in Vandalia.
-The conservative Crossroads GPS is launching a fresh $5.5 million ad campaign taking on Democratic Senate candidates in Indiana, Virginia, Nevada, Ohio and Florida.
-The New York Times notes an unexpected trend: teachers unions, long a bastion of Democratic support, beginning to back some Republican candidates. The Chicago teachers strike helped expose a fissure between the priorities of unions and policies backed by Democrats like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Obama -- particularly the push for more charter schools and better teacher evaluations.
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