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Month in brief:
Two further presidential debates took place this month, but despite heated exchanges over domestic policy and security, neither candidate emerged as clear front runner. The vice-presidential debate, also held this month, saw John Edwards and incumbent Dick Cheney clash over Iraq.

Mon 25 Former President Bill Clinton urges voters to back John Kerry
Related story: Clinton woos US voters for Kerry
Tues 26 John Kerry accuses President Bush of 'keeping secrets'
Related story: Kerry blasts Bush for 'silences'
Wed 27 President Bush accuses John Kerry of making 'wild charges'
over Iraq
Related story: Bush hits back on Iraq explosives
Thu 28 Some 58,000 ballot papers are reported missing in Florida
Related story: Florida ballot papers go missing
Fri 29 President Bush and John Kerry unite in condemning a videotape from Osama Bin Laden, in which the al-Qaeda leader threatens the US with fresh attacks
Related story: Bin Laden threatens America
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Source: FEC, 8 January 2004. Dates are subject to change

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