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Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security
By JOSH LEDERMAN
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Get in line, Medicare and Social Security. Seniors, like just about everyone else, have money on their minds.
Seniors vote at a higher rate than any other age group, so they'll be a deciding factor in the presidential election. Seniors backed the Republican candidate in the last two presidential elections.
President Barack Obama has been pounding Republican Mitt Romney on Medicare and is gaining ground among seniors in Ohio and Florida.
Still, Romney has the edge nationally among seniors, largely due to concerns about Obama's handling of the economy.
Many seniors have had to bail out adult children who've lost their jobs. Retirees are at a loss to recover when the value of their investments and savings decline.
Both candidates are aggressively courting seniors but have focused primarily on entitlements
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012, 07:11 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Seniors say they'll stay in tornado-ravaged town
May 25, 2013 14:46 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Graduating high schoolers say they don't want to move away from Moore after a tornado devastated a section of their town.
Westmoore High School Senior Alex Davis says staying close is a way to show "that a disaster can't beat us."
And senior Cameron Knight says if he had a choice to live anywhere in the country, he'd still pick his hometown.
Westmoore was the first of three schools to hold commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City suburb was hit by a strong tornado Monday; 24 people died and hundreds were injured.
The Moore School District canceled its school year after the tornado hit the Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools, but wants graduation ceremonies to go on.
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