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Associated Press
In this photo taken June 29, 2012, Geoffrey Tanner, 19, of Herndon, Va., center, and other volunteers make phone calls at the Romney Victory Office in Fairfax, Va. Call them passionate, idealistic, earnest, even a tad naive: The volunteers helping to power the Obama and Romney campaigns are outliers at a time when polls show record low public satisfaction with government and a growing belief that Washington isn’t on their side.  While motivated by opposing goals, the Obama and Romney volunteers share at least one key trait: an abiding faith in the political process and a belief that it still matters who occupies the White House.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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