Thursday, October 11, 2012
With the only debate between the two candidates for vice president now in the books, who came out on top?
Vice Presient Joe Biden and challenger Rep. Paul Ryan brought a lot to the table as they talked it out tonight in their vice presidential debate Thursday in Kentucky. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on everything from the struggling economic recovery to the Obama administration's foreign policy. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists who were split on who came out on top: What do you think?
Monday, August 13, 2012
Twin Cities Patches reached out to our 100 Republican influencers for a look at their opinion of the Romney campaign's decision to add Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as the vice presidential nominee
With the weekend announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as the vice presidential choice for frontrunner and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Patch reached out for a quick survey of its 100 influential Republicans around the Twin Cities area. Not surprisingly, Red Twin Cities was encouraged by the choice, despite the fact the Romney campaign chose not to go with Minnesotan Tim Pawlenty, another man many figured to be on the "short list" of nominees. The majority of the Republicans who responded in our "snap survey" said the move to add Ryan would "galvanize" Republicans behind the Romney-Ryan ticket. But the respondents weren't so sure about the Ryan choice as a "deal-maker" for undecided voters. Half of the Republicans …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Republicans say selection of Janesville congressman is a bold move. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty endorses the pick.
UPDATE (8:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11): Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty released a statement with his endorsement of the selection of Paul Ryan for vice president. "Congressman Ryan is a respected leader and a bold thinker regarding the changes needed to restore America. His selection will also help Governor Romney win the key swing state of Wisconsin. I am excited about a Romney-Ryan ticket and look forward to doing all I can to help them win this election." ******* It’s official: Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s running mate, the Romney campaign announced today. National news sites broke the news just before midnight Friday, ending weeks of speculation and propelling Wisconsin into the heart of the presidential campaign. Shortly …
Friday, August 10, 2012
When put on the spot by some St. Michael business leaders late last month, the Sixth District Congresswoman said she'd put her money on Rob Portman.
Put on the spot by her host recently at a St. Michael, MN manufacturer, Rep. Michele Bachmann didn't hesitate when she made her prediction for the person she thinks Mitt Romney will select as his running mate. "I think it will be Sen. [Rob] Portman from Ohio," Bachmann told Marksman Metals owner Pete Scharber. "I really do. And I think it's a good choice." Romney is expected to make his decision as soon as Monday, after the Olympics wrap in London. Portman, a junior Senator from Ohio, is a popular selection because he could swing a state Romney, the presumptive candidate for president from the Republican Party, desperately needs. "I think Mitt is pretty predictable," she said. "I think he's solid. He's a strong businessman. I don't think…