Democrats quick to criticize Romney's choice of Ryan for running mate
August 11th, 2012
11:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Democrats quick to criticize Romney's choice of Ryan for running mate

(CNN) – Responding to Mitt Romney's announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, Democrats attacked the House Budget Committee chairman for his controversial budget proposals.
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Largest tea party PAC lauds Ryan selection
August 11th, 2012
10:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Largest tea party PAC lauds Ryan selection

(CNN) – The nation's largest tea party political action committee swiftly praised Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate on Saturday. The Tea Party Express said the House Budget chairman is a favorite among activists - despite Ryan's past support for two federal measures that, arguably, inflame the most anger among tea partiers.

"Ryan is a strong fiscal conservative, and he has used his Chairmanship of the House Budget Committee to address the serious financial woes facing the country," Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said of the House Budget chairman in a statement.
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Republicans react to Romney's choice of Ryan for running mate
August 11th, 2012
10:48 AM ET
2 years ago

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

(CNN) – Responding to Mitt Romney's announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, Republicans praised the pick Saturday morning.

Former President George W. Bush:

"This is a strong pick. Governor Romney is serious about confronting the long-term challenges facing America, and Paul Ryan will help him solve the difficult issues that must be addressed for future generations."
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August 11th, 2012
10:02 AM ET
2 years ago

Exclusive: How Romney chose his running mate

Washington (CNN) – Beth Myers has long been Mitt Romney's most trusted political adviser, so it's no surprise that he tasked her with the job of helping him find the right running mate

In an exclusive interview with CNN earlier this week, Myers described to CNN what the process entailed.
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Romney camp prepares Medicare defense after Ryan pick
August 11th, 2012
09:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp prepares Medicare defense after Ryan pick

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) – With Paul Ryan's controversial entitlement reform plan certain to take center stage in the presidential campaign now that the Wisconsin congressman has been tapped as Mitt Romney's running mate, Romney officials are circulating talking points about Medicare to their allies and campaign surrogates.

The Romney campaign is also briefing surrogates on a conference call at 10:30 a.m. ET to walk through their messaging about the Ryan pick and their strategies for rebuffing attacks from the Obama campaign.
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Where does Romney stand on the Ryan plan?
August 11th, 2012
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Where does Romney stand on the Ryan plan?

(CNN) - As Mitt Romney unveils Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, questions over the House Budget Committee chairman's budget plan will likely become a hot button debate topic this fall.

Romney announced Ryan as the vice presidential candidate at a campaign event while kicking off a bus tour Saturday morning in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Excerpts released of Paul Ryan's remarks
August 11th, 2012
08:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Excerpts released of Paul Ryan's remarks

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign released excerpts ahead of Rep. Paul Ryan's speech Saturday morning in Norfolk, Virginia, where Romney will introduce the House Budget Committee chairman as his running mate.

Find the excerpts after the jump.
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Romney campaign announces Paul Ryan as running mate
August 11th, 2012
07:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign announces Paul Ryan as running mate

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce his running mate at the beginning of a four-day, four-state bus tour in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET, his campaign announced in a statement late Friday night.

Three Republican sources told CNN that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would be Romney’s running mate pick. GOP sources also told CNN that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman have all been told that they won’t be getting the nod.

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BREAKING: Romney's campaign announces Ryan as V.P. pick
August 11th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney's campaign announces Ryan as V.P. pick

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's team announced Saturday morning that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be Romney's running mate.

The campaign made the announcement just after 7 a.m. ET on the campaign's smart-phone and web application.


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Democratic attacks on Ryan focus on changes to Medicare and Medicaid
August 11th, 2012
07:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Democratic attacks on Ryan focus on changes to Medicare and Medicaid

(CNN) - When Rep. Paul Ryan first revealed his House GOP budget proposal in the Spring of 2011, Democratic reaction was swift and biting. One much-maligned ad from a liberal advocacy group showed a Ryan look-alike pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff, ending with the tagline: "Is America beautiful without Medicare? Ask Paul Ryan and his friends in Congress."

As Mitt Romney prepares to hit the trail with Ryan as his running mate, Democrats eager to pounce on the newly created Republican ticket are almost certainly preparing similar - if not quite so drastic - attacks against Ryan's controversial budget plan.
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