Portman: In private call Romney revealed, 'I've chosen someone else'
August 11th, 2012
05:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Portman: In private call Romney revealed, 'I've chosen someone else'

Gambier, Ohio (CNN) – Sen. Rob Portman, one of a select few on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's running mate short list, revealed to CNN on Saturday a private moment understood by few politicians: being told by a presidential candidate, "I've chosen someone else."

"I haven't talked to anybody about this yet," Portman said. "But I guess it's probably out there from … the Romney folks who said it."
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By the numbers: Paul Ryan
August 11th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Paul Ryan

(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used an event at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday to announce Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, as his vice presidential pick. Romney's choice of Ryan is considered by political observers to be a bold, risky move that could potentially change the dynamic of the Oval Office race.

By the numbers, here's a look at Paul Ryan:

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Romney forced to backpedal after thorny Virginia endorsement
August 11th, 2012
03:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney forced to backpedal after thorny Virginia endorsement

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign awkwardly backpedaled Saturday after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee waded into a contentious GOP primary fight in Virginia during his second campaign event alongside his new running mate Paul Ryan.

Speaking at a rally in Ashland, a picturesque town just north of Richmond, Romney described Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who was in attendance, as "a great friend, and I hope the next governor of Virginia."
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August 11th, 2012
03:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the Day: Wakeboarding

(CNN) - Tagg Romney, one of GOP presidential candidate's Mitt Romney's sons, tweeted on Saturday the news leading the political world.


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Romney, Ryan to campaign together Sunday
August 11th, 2012
03:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Ryan to campaign together Sunday

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican presidential candidate's newly minted running mate, will continue campaigning together on Sunday, including at least one stop in Ryan's home state, Romney's campaign said Saturday.

Romney's vice presidential candidate roll-out began Saturday morning in Virginia, when Romney and Ryan appeared side-by-side onstage in Norfolk, Virginia. The pair made additional joint appearances on Saturday, and Romney's bus tour is to continue over the next several days in North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida as CNN reported early last week.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Obama campaign defines Romney/Ryan as 'The Go Back Team'
August 11th, 2012
03:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign defines Romney/Ryan as 'The Go Back Team'

(CNN) – The Obama campaign released a web video following Mitt Romney's announcement of his running mate in Virginia Saturday morning seeking to define the newly formed pair as toxic for the middle class.

The video highlights presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his running mate pick, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, architect of the House's Republican budget proposal and chairman of its Budget Committee, as a ticket supporting a drastic budget plan which includes deep cuts to entitlement programs that would affect middle income Americans.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Romney, Ryan focus on Obama's 'terrible record'
August 11th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Ryan focus on Obama's 'terrible record'

Ashland, Virginia (CNN) – The pomp and circumstance of their inaugural appearance over, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan moved swiftly to attack President Obama at their second event as running mates Saturday.

Calling Ryan a man "who appeals to the better angels of the American people," Romney said the pair would run a different campaign than Obama, the incumbent.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
August 11th, 2012
02:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan's selection as Romney's running mate energizes both sides

Norfolk, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney on Saturday announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate - a bold and risky move that energized both conservatives and their opponents. Full Story

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Republicans react to Romney's choice of Ryan for running mate

The 'almosts' react to Romney running mate choice
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
August 11th, 2012
02:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Live blog: Mitt Romney's V.P. announcement

(CNN) – Mitt Romney announced he had chosen Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate Saturday as he began a four-day, four-state bus tour. Romney and Ryan appeared together at an event in Norfolk, Virginia, at 9 a.m. ET and again in Ashland, Virginia, outside of Richmond, in the afternoon. Full story.
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Romney's VP decision: The tick tock
August 11th, 2012
01:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's VP decision: The tick tock

(CNN) - When Mitt Romney sat down for an interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger last Saturday in Evansville, Indiana he wasn't giving anything up.

"I have nothing for you on the vice presidential front...I give nothing on that. But I can assure you by the third day of the Republican convention we will nominate a Republican Vice President."
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