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Nov 6, 2012

Ryan ends U.S. campaign with a blessing and visit home

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.

Nov 5, 2012

If it’s a US ‘swing state,’ Paul Ryan calls it home

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.

Nov 5, 2012

Ryan says Obama compromises Judeo-Christian values

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.

Oct 27, 2012

Economic hardship argument is tough sell for Ryan in Ohio

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.

Oct 27, 2012

Obama, Romney line up elite lawyers for potential election disputes

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.

Oct 25, 2012

Romney, Obama effectively tied as U.S. election nears – Reuters/Ipsos poll

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, 2012

From sidelines, debate moderator Crowley becomes part of story

, 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.

Oct 17, 2012

Obama gets second chance in debate rematch 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.

Oct 12, 2012

For Biden and Ryan, debate becomes a laughing matter

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.

Oct 11, 2012

Romney relies on shrinking pool of white male votes

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.

    • About Samuel

      "Sam is a Reuters correspondent covering the 2012 campaign. Previously, he was an associate editor at Newsweek and a staff reporter for The Daily Beast. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe and The New York Observer."
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