Romney, Ryan to stump together in Virginia after debate
September 30th, 2012
04:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Ryan to stump together in Virginia after debate

(CNN) – Republican nominee Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will campaign together in the swing state of Virginia on Thursday, a day after the first presidential debate.

The Romney campaign will hold an afternoon rally in Fishersville, Virginia, guest starring country music artist Trace Adkins.

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Romney and President Barack Obama will face off Wednesday in Denver, Colorado in the first of three presidential debates.

Virginia has 13 electoral votes and is one of nine states CNN considers a "toss up" in November's election.

A CNN Poll of Polls, which averages four Virginia polls of likely voters conducted over the last two and a half weeks, shows Obama with an advantage over Romney, 49%-45%.

Meanwhile, Obama will hold rallies in Denver, Colorado and Madison, Wisconsin Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in Iowa.

CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. GaryB

    Romney-Ryan campaign motto:

    "Bush #2. This time for sure!"

    September 30, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Look out VA, here comes those two invasive procedures.

    September 30, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  3. Borderless

    Sorry Mitt, Obama is just better than you at getting elected. What other president can fail so spectacularly yet still be in the lead at this point in the campaign. Of course, he does get a fair amount of help, wouldn't you say CNN?

    September 30, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Tex71

    "Stumping" is an apt description of the way they will be trying to walk away from the debate.

    September 30, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  5. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    Vets in virgina should vote againest the gop goofballs party that voted againest your vet bill , these gop losers need to be kicked to the curb next month !!!!!

    September 30, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  6. Leroy

    Willard still trying to capture some of that miltary vote in Virginia. He doesn't understand why men and women in uniform do not support draft-dodgers!

    September 30, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. jan

    So the "Dynamic Duo" will be in Virginia on Thursday...spreading their message of "CHARITY FOR THE 47%"...because afterall "WE ARE A CHARITABLE NATION" and care for 100% of the people...MOOCHERS INCLUDED. The problem is we so called "MOOCHERS" don't see ourselves that way AND WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR CHARITY. WE ARE LOOKING FOR FAIR GOVERNMENT AND THE ABILITY TO CONTINUE EARNING OUR WAY, reaping the benefits of "ALL THAT WE HAVE WORKED FOR!!!!"

    September 30, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. John J. McGure

    John......If Mitt Romney and B. Obama were serious about solving the problems of the country, both domestic and international, they would not have let the disfunction in Congress go on this long. There is no spirit in both houses, which encourages compromise. We have elected a bunch of children.

    September 30, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  9. VIP

    It's very much like Laurel and Hardy wanting to run the country. Perhaps after November 6th, they should start a television show called Twitt Romney and Paul Lyan. It'll work.

    September 30, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. Charlie B

    Fishersville, VA has a population of 5000 people. It would seem to me to be a wasted campaign stop. What is on Romney's mind unless he not only intends to loose, but loose big. Also, doesn't Paul Ryan remind you of Eddie Munster?

    September 30, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    Stump = Lie to those two. LOL

    Voting day after tomorrow so I don't risk missing due to family emergency, sickness, snow, or whatever.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 30, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  12. Juanito Guzman De La Sierra

    Mitt Romney turned que gabardine por que mucha de nuestra Raza esta dependent del govierno y eso no esta bien.
    Mitt Romney needs to win because too many of our fellow Mexicans have become Mexicants depending on the Government for everything. Man up and provide for your family don't allow the Government to take the role of "Man" of the house in your home! Chicanos Port Romney Ryan 2012

    September 30, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  13. NotFooledByDistractions

    Hmmm...it's kind of a shame that at this point in the campaign, romney needs ryan to hold his hand on the campaign trail.

    September 30, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  14. Squigman

    Archie and Jughead, together again. Bring on the clowns.

    September 30, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. carlos

    the stench and the stenchee.......

    September 30, 2012 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Its always truly wonderful when to men such as Mitt and Paul take the time to stump together .

    Why not ask Eric Ivan Cantor to stump along and make it a three way .

    This time of year ," Fall" is the best time for stumping in Virginia say's the Lonely Planet travel guide .

    September 30, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  17. bjn72

    Is it me or does it seem like Romney and Ryan have been stumping together a lot. I guess Romney knows he cant screw up to much if Ryan is by his side

    September 30, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  18. Marry

    Why do R+R campaign TOGETHER? Does Romney have to demonstrate Ryan the new speech that evolved during the debate? With some real zingers? If we cannot be there, should make interesting watching on C-Span… They should ask the people there to take a poll – who would vote for them before the speech and who would still do so after listening to them…
    You are registered? Got your voter ID ready? Invited family, friends to join you? Then let’s get out and vote a strait blue ticket so we can move FORWARD! Send the GOP/TP party of “NO” home for good!

    October 1, 2012 06:52 am at 6:52 am |