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Citing "a barrage" of negative ads and unfair treatment from the media, Ann Romney told WTOP on Monday she attributes her husband's uptick in the polls to Romney's "unfiltered" performance at the first presidential debate.
Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. They have little money, aren't on stage for presidential debates and barely register in the polls - when survey takers even bother to list them as options.
WTOP will be compiling comments from politicians, journalists and celebrities discussing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's debate performance.
Dave Ross, commentator
Josh Gerstein,White House reporter, Politico
A third party candidate could have a major impact on this year's election. Political observers says Virginia is a pivotal state for both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, but a third party candidate could draw enough votes away if the election is close.
President Obama celebrated this Labor Day with UAW workers in the battle-ground state of Ohio. And Virginia Senate candidates greeted voters in the same Blue Ridge parade.