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Bush Keeps On Stumping for GOP Candidates

NPR's Don Gonyea travels with President Bush, who is making his rounds across the country stirring up support for Republican candidates in this year's tight congressional races. But as Bush follows a long itinerary that he hopes will pack Congress with GOP members sympathetic to his agenda, some critics say the president's energy could have been used in tending to national issues.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.
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