◼ Thousands of Republican volunteers braved scorching temperatures to knock on doors and canvass voters this weekend as the party staged its first "Super Saturday" blitz hoping to energize supporters and rival Democrats' volunteer mobilization. - Newsmax
Republican party officials said volunteers were out in a dozen battleground states expected to see close contests in the Nov. 6 election between Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
They plan to hold similar events once a month until the election, to contact voters and collect data they can use to make decisions such as where to deploy volunteers or focus voter turnout efforts during the last weeks of the campaign.