On the Trail: August 31, 2012
August 31st, 2012
07:16 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: August 31, 2012

(CNN) – With the Republican convention over, newly nominated presidential and vice presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan spend Friday campaigning together in Florida and Virginia. The newly official duo attend a farewell rally just outside of Tampa.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama heads to Texas to meet with troops and Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Ohio.

Also Friday, events begin to get underway for next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

See a full schedule of the day's events after the jump.

9 a.m. ET – DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, and DNCC COO Theo LeCompte unveil the DNC podium and hold an open house for Charlotte residents and school children.

10 a.m. ET – Romney and Ryan attend RNC farewell victory rally in Lakeland, Florida.

11 a.m. ET – Biden attends a campaign event with supporters at the United Auto Workers Local 1714 Union Hall in Lordstown, Ohio.

2 p.m. ET - Romney and Ryan attend a rally in Richmond, Virginia.

2:15 p.m. ET – Obama holds a roundtable with troops in Fort Bliss, Texas.

3 p.m. ET – Obama delivers remarks at the First Aviation Support Battalion Hanger on the base.


Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    In one sentence " GOP is DEAD".

    August 31, 2012 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  2. T'sah From Virginia

    Today should be the last day the media is SATURATED with Romney/Ryan!! Their convention got a buildup for more than a week beforehand, which added to the "sensation" of it all. Now WE need that same prerequisite and WE do not have "WEEKS" before to build it up – Enough is Enough – Let's get to the Convention that will really tell a true story that will not involve any ETCH-A-SKETCHING and hopefully NO LIES!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 31, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    What have you learned about Mitt Romney this week? I learned that his life began at age 37 or so, when he started Bain Capital. Before that, there's like a 20 year empty space, and before that he was a kid in Michigan. The End.

    August 31, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |