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Kissing babies never goes out of style for presidential candidates. President Barack Obama gives a lift to a small listener after he addressed a crowd at the Carillon at Byrd Park in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 25. GOP candidate Mitt Romney poses with a patriotically clad tyke at the Farm Bureau Center in Doswell, Va., on Nov. 1.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.