MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Eighty-six days
after Paul Ryan was introduced as Mitt Romney’s running mate
aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, the Republican
vice presidential candidate returned to his home state of
Wisconsin late Monday night, putting an end to a marathon
stretch of campaigning with one final rally.
“We were in Nevada. We were in Iowa. We were in Ohio. We
were in Colorado,” the Wisconsin congressman said, checking off
the day’s stops before his arrival in the state, “but it is
really great to be back here in Packer land, God’s country, back
here in Wisconsin,” Ryan said.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 5 (Reuters) – He’s sold hot dogs in
Minnesota and spent summers in Colorado. His mother lives in
Florida and Ohio looks just like his native Wisconsin. Whatever
the swing state, Paul Ryan finds a way to call it home.
Addressing one of his largest crowds of the 2012
presidential campaign, the Republican vice presidential
candidate ticked off his many ties to Minnesota, one of a
handful of states that Mitt Romney’s team has visited in the
final hours of the U.S. presidential race.
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado (Reuters) – In a telephone call with evangelical voters Sunday night, U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told potential voters that President Barack Obama’s path for the United States compromises Judeo-Christian values.
The comment came during the final sprint for the U.S. election on Tuesday.
Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a leading group of Christian conservatives, Ryan attacked Obama’s vision in stark terms.
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (Reuters) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told an Ohio rally on Saturday about a friend’s financial hardship, but his party’s narrative that President Barack Obama has failed on the U.S. economy may be a difficult sell in the crucial battleground state.
“I’ve got a buddy who was making 25 (dollars) an hour who went to make 9 dollars an hour as a cashier at a gas station temporarily with no benefits. That’s the story of the American economy right now,” Ryan told a crowd of 1,000 people at an excavator factory.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney scramble to come out ahead in the November 6 election, two other men are preparing for a legal showdown that could begin the next day.
They are the lawyers who have been tapped by the Obama and Romney teams to navigate any legal challenges to voting procedures or results in a tight contest that could dredge up memories of the disputed 2000 election that was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican challenger Mitt Romney held a 1 percentage point lead over President Barack Obama in Thursday’s Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll in a presidential race that is effectively a dead heat less than two weeks before Americans vote.
In a repeat of Wednesday’s results, Romney led Obama among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant margin, in the four-day online tracking poll.
, Oct 17 (Reuters) – As in pro football this
season, many of the noisiest complaints after political debates
have been directed not at the participants, but at the referees.
Tuesday’s debate between Democratic President Barack Obama
and Republican Mitt Romney was no exception, as moderator Candy
Crowley of CNN came under fire for siding with Obama during one
of his sharpest exchanges with Romney.
HEMPSTEAD, New York (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney disagreed over the economy in their second debate on Tuesday, with Obama under heavy pressure to turn in a sharp and energetic performance three weeks before polling day.
Romney’s campaign got a much-needed boost two weeks ago when he came out firing in the first matchup between the two candidates, while Obama was widely criticized, including by his own supporters, for his passive response.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – He is known for his blunt, unvarnished opinions, but U.S. Vice President Joe Biden showed something else in his arsenal during his debate on Thursday against Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan: the smirk.
Well, not just the smirk, there was also the laugh and the exasperated grin.
Biden’s expressions during the vice presidential debate – used mostly to theatrically convey his dismay, disbelief or amusement at various points Ryan was making – became a part of the show during the 90-minute face-off.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama tightening, the Republican needs one group more than any other to drive him to the White House: white men.
For Romney, the support of white male voters offers the likeliest path to the presidency, even as betting on white men is proving an increasingly risky proposition for Republicans.