Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances
January 26th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, joined the voices laying out a path for the future of the GOP, saying in a Saturday speech that President Barack Obama's second term presents both new challenges and opportunities for his party.

"In the president's first term, we argued against big government in theory. In his second, we will argue against it in practice," he said at a summit of conservative leaders organized by the National Review Institute, a group connected to the conservative magazine. His prepared remarks were posted online by the organization.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Wisconsin
November 12th, 2012
06:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan says Obama won 'fair and square'

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan described his election loss with Mitt Romney last week as a painful surprise but argued the president won re-election "fair and square," according to the congressman's interviews with local news outlets in Wisconsin on Monday.

"It hurts to lose a big election like this, but I don't have any regrets whatsoever," Ryan told The Journal Times of Racine on Monday, adding that they "ran the kind of race we wanted to run" and campaigned on "specific solutions and big ideas."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
November 7th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Baldwin: 'I didn't run to make history'

(CNN) – Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who won the open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay member of the upper chamber. Asked Wednesday by CNN's Soledad O'Brien if she plans to pursue an agenda fighting for lesbian and gay causes, Baldwin said she hopes to see "change that will move us forward," but added the issue did not define her campaign.

"If you're not in the room the conversation is about you; if you're in the room the conversation is with you–and that does transform things. But as I said last night, I didn't run to make history. I ran to make a difference," Baldwin said, adding that her campaign focus was on the middle class, security benefits for seniors, and veterans issues.

Baldwin defeated former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson in a closely-watched race to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat.


Filed under: 2012 • Wisconsin
November 7th, 2012
01:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Baldwin outlasts Thompson, wins open Wisconsin Senate seat

Washington (CNN) - After seven terms in the House, Democrat Tammy Baldwin has defeated Former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the race for Wisconsin's open Senate seat, according to CNN's projections.

Though polling had the election close through most of the race, Baldwin defeated Thompson 51% to 46% with 78% reporting.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tammy Baldwin • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
November 6th, 2012
10:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan votes in Wisconsin

(CNN) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan cast his vote Tuesday morning in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Ryan is also on the ballot for re-election to his congressional seat representing Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District.

He next flies to Cleveland for a campaign stop, then later heads to Richmond, Virginia. Tuesday night he travels back to Boston for the Romney campaign watch party.


Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Paul Ryan tailgates on Packer game day
November 4th, 2012
01:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul Ryan tailgates on Packer game day

Green Bay, Wisconsin (CNN) – Paul Ryan briefly tailgated outside Lambeau Field before his beloved Green Bay Packers played NFC rival Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Wearing a Green Bay Packer jacket and tie, the Wisconsin lawmaker and Republican vice presidential nominee was swarmed by a crush of reporters and supporters near Sideline Sportsbar and a Romney campaign bus.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Romney describes shared conservative vision in 'closing argument'
November 2nd, 2012
12:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney describes shared conservative vision in 'closing argument'

West Allis, Wisconsin (CNN) – In a speech billed as the "closing argument" of Mitt Romney's year-and-a-half long presidential campaign, the GOP nominee Friday presented the case that four years of President Barack Obama had produced few of the economic results that were promised at the beginning of his term.

"The closing hours of a campaign have a dynamic of their own," Romney said in a speech outside Milwaukee, describing how some people were just beginning to tune into the presidential race as the contest comes to a close.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
Romney to deliver 'closing argument' in Wisconsin
November 1st, 2012
08:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to deliver 'closing argument' in Wisconsin

Virginia Beach, Virginia (CNN) – Mitt Romney will deliver what his campaign is describing as his "closing argument" Friday, a top aide to the GOP nominee confirmed to CNN.

The Republican candidate is scheduled to articulate that final case to voters at a campaign stop in West Allis, Wisconsin before heading back to the battleground state of Ohio for two campaign stops.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
Back on stump after Sandy, Obama says Romney's 'bet is on cynicism'
November 1st, 2012
01:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Back on stump after Sandy, Obama says Romney's 'bet is on cynicism'

Green Bay, Wisconsin (CNN) – President Obama kicked off the final push towards Election Day with what sounded like a closing argument meant to reassure voters that by voting for him, they know what they're getting.

After four days away from the campaign trail spent overseeing the federal government's response to Hurricane Sandy, the president began his remarks here at Austin Straubel Airport on Thursday morning with a small taste of the nonpartisan tone that has dominated the week. First he thanked one of his introducers, Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson, for announcing a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Wisconsin
President Obama to wrap up election campaigning in Iowa
November 1st, 2012
12:08 PM ET
2 years ago

President Obama to wrap up election campaigning in Iowa

Washington (CNN) – President Obama will wrap up his re-election campaign Monday with a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, his campaign announced Thursday. Early Monday, Obama will be stumping in Wisconsin and Ohio before heading to Iowa. The Monday stops will cap a weekend of cross-country campaigning.

Iowa was crucial to the president's 2008 victory – both his win in the state's caucuses that helped propel him to the Democratic nomination, and he captured the state in the general election with a 54%-44% victory over John McCain.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Ohio • Wisconsin
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