Romney, Ryan to campaign together Sunday
August 11th, 2012
03:46 PM ET
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Romney, Ryan to campaign together Sunday

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican presidential candidate's newly minted running mate, will continue campaigning together on Sunday, including at least one stop in Ryan's home state, Romney's campaign said Saturday.

Romney's vice presidential candidate roll-out began Saturday morning in Virginia, when Romney and Ryan appeared side-by-side onstage in Norfolk, Virginia. The pair made additional joint appearances on Saturday, and Romney's bus tour is to continue over the next several days in North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida as CNN reported early last week.

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The campaign added to that schedule a "Homecoming Rally" Sunday in Waukesha, Wisconsin Sunday evening.

The county is the state's biggest suburban county and biggest Republican county, and is one of three seen as critical for Republican electoral success in the state.

A Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times conducted between July 31 and August 6 - prior to Ryan's selection for the Romney ticket - showed the state was split 51% for President Barack Obama and 45% for Romney. The poll had a sampling error of plus or minus 3 points.

The state has 10 electoral votes and is leaning in Obama's favor, but is not one of the 13 states firmly in his column.

- CNN Political Producer Rachel Streitfeld and Peter Hamby contributed to this report

Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jane

    Romney picks Ryan as V.P. because if there's one thing America loves, it's a member of Congress.

    August 11, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |

    Get the eggs out ,I'm ready ,worst Gop ticket ever with no chance in,Nov.

    August 11, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  3. Doug

    Surely these men can afford pants that fit them.. What's up with that ?

    August 11, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |

    I want to go on the hot dog clown bus and see how they plan to loot the soc sec and medicad funds for their Gop cronies on wall street because that's what's going to happen !!!!

    August 11, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. labman57

    Paul Ryan took the stage and immediately went on a diatribe, proclaiming to all the world that Obama "has a record of failure".
    Ryan is right - Obama HAS failed.

    He has failed to kowtow to the demands of the self-serving Congressional Republican leadership, opting instead for a strategy of compromise.

    He has failed to be deterred or distracted by the ill-mannered, irrational tea party crowd, by the racist birther loons, or by the bombastic, bellicose pundits and members of the blogosphere who continually attempt to portray him as an unAmerican, Marxist, Christian-hating tyrant who "sees the U.S. differently than do normal citizens".

    He has failed to permit sanctimonious, intolerant, socially-regressive conservatives free rein in their quest to scapegoat Hispanics, persecute the gay community, or attack the rights and health care needs of women.

    He has failed to allow devious, avaricious fiscal conservatives succeed in their efforts to completely undermine the nation's economic recovery.

    Yep, I can certainly see why Paul Ryan suffers from so much angst.

    August 11, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  6. Tired of republican lies

    OMG!!!! they both are baggy butts...Hahahahaha!!!!!

    August 11, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    No butts.

    August 11, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |