WASHINGTON (AP) -- The deadly shootings at a movie theater in Colorado have briefly silenced the presidential campaign, prompting both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to cut short their schedules.
They've also pulled advertising in Colorado out of respect for the victims and their families.
Obama and Romney used campaign appearances on Friday to focus attention on the need for national unity in the aftermath of the shootings in Aurora, which killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others.
Their campaign teams rescheduled Sunday show appearances by top aides and surrogates, essentially providing a break in what has been an increasingly testy campaign.
The rampage injected a new tone into the campaign. Obama and Romney have clashed repeatedly over the economy, Medicare and tax returns.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a heavy barrage of advertising by opposing "super" political groups, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign spent more than it collected in June.
While outraised again by Republican Mitt Romney, Obama ended the month with a hefty $97.5 million in the bank.
Finance reports filed Friday show June as the second consecutive month in which Romney brought in more money than Obama.
Obama tried to answer the super PACs supporting Romney by spending $38.2 million on television advertising. Romney spent less than a third of that -- $10.4 million -- on TV time.
Romney's campaign nearly doubled its spending in June compared with the previous month.
Romney raised $106 million with the help of the GOP. Much of that came from larger donations in a handful of battleground states.