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Presidential candidates compete for friends online

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Presidential candidates are competing for friends on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. (Andrew Goldberg/CNS)

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Barack Obama may be second in the polls, but he's killing the competition in the race for friends on MySpace. (Andrew Goldberg/CNS)

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Philip Clearly, a 24-year-old law student, takes a break from his reading to add Hillary Clinton as his new friend on Facebook.com. (Andrew Goldberg/CNS)

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Philip Cleary, a Hillary Clinton supporter, takes a break from his law school reading to read up on his favorite candidate's profile at Facebook.com. (Andrew Goldberg/CNS)

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Candidates hoping to connect with young voters are competing for friends on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. (Andrew Goldberg/CNS)

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Philip Cleary takes a break from his law school reading to check out his favorite presidential candidate's profile at Facebook.com. (Andrew Goldberg/CNS)

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Barack Obama is trailing Hillary Clinton in the polls, but he's killing the competition in the race for friends on MySpace. (Andrew Goldberg/CNS)

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Presidential candidates aren't just competing for campaign cash and poll numbers anymore. The latest political race is for friends on social-networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.


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