Ryan to North Carolina Monday
September 1st, 2012
11:41 AM ET
6 years ago

Ryan to North Carolina Monday

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Guess who's coming to the Tar Heel State on the day before the start of the Democratic convention?

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announced Saturday that Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will hold a rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Monday. The campaign says the afternoon Labor Day rally will take place at the student recreation center at East Carolina University.

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If this kind of bracketing sounds familiar, it is.

Vice President Joe Biden was supposed to campaign last Monday in Tampa, Florida, just as the Republican convention got underway just a few miles away. But Biden's two day swing through Florida was canceled due to Hurricane Issac, which also rained out the first day of the Republican convention.

Both Florida and North Carolina are crucial battleground states that both campaigns are fighting to win. A CNN/Time poll released Monday of likely voters in Florida and North Carolina indicated the race for the White House was knotted up in both states.

Filed under: 2012 • Democratic National Convention • Paul Ryan
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Yonni

    God help North Carolina he will lie to them too.

    September 1, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. Phil

    Paul Ryan Has Not Run Sub-3:00 Marathon

    It turns out Paul Ryan has not run a marathon in less than three hours—or even less than four hours.

    A spokesman confirmed late Friday that the Republican vice presidential candidate has run one marathon. That was the 1990 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, where Ryan, then 20, is listed as having finished in 4 hours, 1 minute, and 25 seconds.

    Ryan had said in a radio interview last week that his personal best was "Under three, high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something."

    In a statement issued to Runner's World by a spokesman Friday night, Ryan said of his marathon experience:

    "The race was more than 20 years ago, but my brother Tobin—who ran Boston last year—reminds me that he is the owner of the fastest marathon in the family and has never himself ran a sub-three. If I were to do any rounding, it would certainly be to four hours, not three. He gave me a good ribbing over this at dinner tonight."

    September 1, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. larrylinn

    We have heard his lies already!

    September 1, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini has described the Roman Catholic Church as being "200 years behind" the times.

    I hope Paul Ryan reads this !

    September 1, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. Pete

    Ryan,ya better watch out in North Carolina,they most certainly hate yankees,lying ones even more than African-Americans ,just ask them they're still not over the civil war!!You and your snake oil message won't be welcomed there because they're simple folk,except in booming Charlotte,its more citified there...One slip up and you're toast,so don't speak like ya did at the convention with continuous lies,they'll catch ya there and you're done!!!

    September 1, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. JM

    I will kill medicare but I will not touch the rich, everyone makes sacrifices except them.

    September 1, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  7. Sorensen

    Lies, lies and more lies.

    September 1, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Yeah, and the logo on the plane should read "Believe in The Cayman Island".

    September 1, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. S Holman

    It's Labor Day. I don't expect a lot of people there except the people from the campus. Can't see that this will have much impact. Focus is still on Charlotte. That part of the state is pretty much Rep anyway.

    September 1, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  10. carlos

    noticed how the horn in his forehead is growing larger?????...not to mention the nose as well....

    September 1, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. carlos

    since they do not have any specifics, they follow the President in order to learn some good .

    September 1, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  12. Darryl

    LOL...Good luck with him trying to make people believe anything he has to say. The younger people are FACT-Check agressive and his lies are now going to hit him right in the face. I hope it's Televised across the nation.

    September 1, 2012 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |

    They should run Ryan atkins BACHMANN out of the state on the abortion bus ,if you want your mom and dad kicked off soc sec and Medicare,vote for romney and the rest of the Gop losers ,they should self deport and do America a favor ,vote Obama ,I am !!!

    September 1, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |