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WASHINGTON--With the decision nearing, Mitt Romney campaign will announce his choice for vice president on a new app, which will also allow his campaign to harvest information about potential voters. The Obama campaign in 2008 used text messages to let people who signed up know first that Joe Biden would be his running mate. Both apps are designed for iPhones and Androids.

"The first official way to learn the name of the Republican Vice Presidential candidate is by using our new 'Mitt's VP' app," said Romney Digital Director Zac Moffatt in statement. "Users of the app will be the first to get the news on the biggest political decision of the year through an instantaneous alert on the one device most people carry around the clock - their phone."

"As soon as the Vice Presidential choice is announced, users will receive a push notification on their smart phone. The new app will allow users to share the exciting news on their own social networks.

"Mitt's VP," downloadable for free on both iPhone and Android platforms, is the latest innovation by the Romney campaign to engage supporters and reach new voters using a host of social media tools."

Meanwhile, the Obama team unveiled a new app to help volunteers organize--bringing the campaign office into the pocket.

"The campaign's strength has always come from the millions of grassroots supporters who are organizing in their communities and talking to their neighbors about President Obama every day," said Stephanie Cutter, Obama for America deputy campaign manager in a statement. "As we push through the last 100 days of this election, our focus remains on helping make grassroots organizing as easy and accessible as possible for the volunteers and supporters that are the heart and soul of this campaign. That's why we designed our new app to help break down the distinction between online and offline organizing, giving every supporter the same opportunities to get involved that they would find in a field office."


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ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES NEW "MITT'S VP" APP

To Download The New "Mitt's VP" App, Click Here: http://mi.tt/Mitt-VP

Boston, MA - Romney for President today launched a new mobile app that will allow users to sign up to be the first to learn the identity of the 2012 Republican Vice Presidential candidate.

The new app, called "Mitt's VP," will serve as the campaign's first official distribution channel for Mitt Romney's announcement of who he selects to be his Vice Presidential candidate.

"The historic announcement is getting closer," said Beth Myers, Romney Campaign Senior Adviser. "Soon everyone will know who Mitt Romney selects as his Vice Presidential running mate. With this new app, users can be the first to know the second member of America's Comeback Team."

"The first official way to learn the name of the Republican Vice Presidential candidate is by using our new 'Mitt's VP' app," said Romney Digital Director Zac Moffatt. "Users of the app will be the first to get the news on the biggest political decision of the year through an instantaneous alert on the one device most people carry around the clock - their phone."

As soon as the Vice Presidential choice is announced, users will receive a push notification on their smart phone. The new app will allow users to share the exciting news on their own social networks.

"Mitt's VP," downloadable for free on both iPhone and Android platforms, is the latest innovation by the Romney campaign to engage supporters and reach new voters using a host of social media tools.


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CHICAGO -- As part of its ongoing effort to build the largest grassroots campaign in history, Obama for America today launched a new cutting-edge smartphone app that will help empower supporters, volunteers, and voters. The new app, which will be available for iPhones today and for Android devices in the coming days, will bring key information and organizing tools directly to voters' fingertips.

"The campaign's strength has always come from the millions of grassroots supporters who are organizing in their communities and talking to their neighbors about President Obama every day," said Stephanie Cutter, Obama for America deputy campaign manager. "As we push through the last 100 days of this election, our focus remains on helping make grassroots organizing as easy and accessible as possible for the volunteers and supporters that are the heart and soul of this campaign. That's why we designed our new app to help break down the distinction between online and offline organizing, giving every supporter the same opportunities to get involved that they would find in a field office."

The app will help supporters participate in the campaign, listing local phone banks and volunteer events, and will even allow volunteers to canvass their neighborhood directly from the app.

It provides up-to-date guidance on everything supporters need to know about where, when and how to vote, including how to register friends, family members and neighbors to vote, and what voters need to know about new voter ID laws in their state.


And it will provide voters with state-by-state, issue-by-issue localized information on how President Obama is moving us forward - from making health insurance plans stronger and more affordable to cutting taxes for middle class families. Ohio residents, for example, will be able to see that the typical family from their state received $3,406 in tax cuts under President Obama.

The app's features are built to sync with Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS, so that supporters can quickly and easily share information and opportunities to get involved across platforms.

In addition, volunteers, supporters and voters will be able to use the app to:

* Find and RSVP for events using a full, detailed map that makes it easy to share with friends;

* Connect to hotlines for reporting voting issues and abuse when we get near Election Day - a tool that will be especially helpful for people in states with new voter ID laws;

* Join Dashboard, the campaign's other cutting-edge organizing tool that connects folks neighborhood by neighborhood;

* Access information on issues as they speak with voters, including localized information on how the President has benefited your state;

* Canvass their neighborhood, entering feedback and responses in real time; and

* Access direct links to donate to the campaign.


Please click HERE<http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/the-new-obama-for-america-app> to learn more information about the app and to watch a new online video the describes the app's functionality.

Supporters can go to www.barackobama.com/app<;http://www.barackobama.com/app> to download the app.


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