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Associated Press
In this photo taken June 29, 2012, Karen Chew, left, of Washington, and fellow volunteers make phone calls for the Romney campaign at a Romney Victory Office in Fairfaix, Va. where she says she puts in about a dozen hours a week but wishes she could put in more time. 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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