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Essential Politics: A tightened race and a lot of undecided voters

Essential Politics: A tightened race and a lot of undecided voters

Democrats might have wished for Hillary Clinton’s big, post-convention lead to last right through election day, but that was never likely.

Instead, like almost all convention bounces — why else would we call them by that name? — Clinton’s came back down to earth. The result has the race pretty much back to where it was at the start of the summer, with one big difference.

Good afternoon, I'm David Lauter, Washington bureau chief. Welcome to the Friday edition of our Essential Politics newsletter, in which we look at the events of the week in...

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