Washington (CNN) – Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention when the former Massachusetts governor officially accepts his party’s presidential nomination later this month in Tampa, a senior Republican official told CNN.
Rubio, who was elected in 2010, is well regarded by conservatives and tea party activists. Earlier this year, Romney had said that he was looking at Rubio as possible vice presidential running mate. Romney, instead, chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan this weekend to join him on the GOP ticket.
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CNN: Christie to deliver keynote at GOP convention
The tough talking governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention, a senior GOP official told CNN. The keynote is one of the highest profile speaking slots during convention week.
CNN: Paul Ryan a gift to both campaigns
For both presidential campaigns, Republican Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin congressman and conservative star Paul Ryan as his running mate was like Christmas come early. Conservatives wanted one of their own on Romney's ticket and they got that in Ryan, who has emerged as their ideological leader on the Hill on fiscal and budget matters. But Romney's choice of Ryan also helps Obama better define what he's running against.
(CNN)-The Romney campaign is renewing its attacks over a pro-Obama super PAC ad linking the GOP candidate to the death of a cancer patient by expanding the original ad buy to include Iowa on Tuesday, coinciding with the president's visit to the Hawkeye state.
The spot "America Deserves Better," was announced last Friday and it responded to a pro-Obama super PAC ad unveiled earlier last week, that has yet to run as a paid commercial.
Washington (CNN) - The tough talking governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention, a senior GOP official told CNN.
The keynote is one of the highest profile speaking slots during convention week.
(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama weighed in Mitt Romney’s running mate choice Monday night, welcoming Paul Ryan to the campaign trail.
Asked if she was surprised by Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Obama said she hadn’t spent much time thinking about it. “But we welcome them to the campaign because as I said, this is a privilege.”