NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney anointed Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, an ardent conservative and devoted budget cutter, as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, and the two men immediately embarked on a tour of campaign battleground states vowing to defeat President Barack Obama and repair the long-ailing U.S. economy.
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono has won the Democratic primary in Hawaii for an open U.S. Senate seat, setting up a race in November against former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod says the Medicare changes supported by Rep. Paul Ryan, the likely Republican vice presidential candidate, would put the popular health-care plan for the elderly in “a death spiral.”
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s campaign sought to put some distance Sunday between the presidential candidate and his new running mate’s controversial budget proposals, even as Paul Ryan’s selection energized Republican voters and Romney himself.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Campaigning together, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are painting the upcoming presidential contest as a stark choice between two competing visions of economic vitality.
CHICAGO (AP) — Joanne Capretti is in a fix. The 78-year-old widow needs an inhaler to breathe well enough to continue working part-time as a restaurant hostess, which supplements her paltry Social Security retirement benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sharpened the choice for American voters by picking Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, linking himself to a politician with an austere vision of government spending on social safety net programs for the elderly and poor.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday.