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?
Visit Patch’s live chat while you’re watching tonight's debate to share your thoughts on how the candidates are doing.
At 8 p.m. tonight, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican nominee Rep. Paul Ryan will square off in the only vice presidential debate of the season. Moderator Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent) will guide the debate as it covers both foreign and domestic topics. The night will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The governor is scheduled to address the Republican National Convention between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Former Minnesota Governor, and Dakota County resident Tim Pawlenty is scheduled to speak alongside a number of Republican heavyweights at the Republican National Convention this week. Pawlenty is scheduled to give remarks at 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening. The full speaking and presentation schedule is below: 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
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
While many conservatives hail Romney's choice of the Wisconsin representative, others say it's an indication of just how desperate the presumptive GOP nominee is to win the affection of people in his own party.
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has been passed over again as the GOP's vice presidential nominee—this time by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, named this morning by Mitt Romney as his running mate. Pundits are already speculating about the impact that Ryan, the chief architect of the Republican Party’s plan for tax and spending cuts, will have on Romney's campaign. The New York Times says that the choice of Ryan, an advocate of reshaping the Medicare program of health insurance for retirees, means the Obama campaign can portray its opponents as "two men who would strip health coverage for retirees and favor the wealthy." Some party conservatives, however, had been lobbying for Romney to choose Ryan; according to the Times, …
Republicans say selection of Janesville, WI, 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 Tim 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 …