Many conservatives were ecstatic with Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Even though few observers expect the ticket to draw much African-American support, conservative Lenny McAllister says black voters should give the team a chance. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with McAllister and the NAACP's Hilary Shelton.
The presumptive GOP presidential candidate officially announced Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential pick Saturday.
Among those cheering is Tom Zawistowksi, president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition. He says he and his fellow Tea Partiers were surprised at the boldness of the pick, but are pleased because Ryan has aggressively promoted fiscal responsibility and limiting the growth of government. Zawistoski says with Ryan on the ticket those issues are now front and center….even if the plan still needs work.
Democrats in Montgomery County chose Fred Strahorn to replace Rep. Clayton Luckie, who withdrew from running for re-election.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the county party's central committee voted 41 to 1 replace Luckie on the November ballot. Luckie dropped out Friday, a day after the Franklin County prosecutor said Luckie was under investigation. The prosecutor has said little other than that the probe doesn't involve bribery.
Luckie remains in office. He hasn't commented on his withdrawal or the prosecutor's statement.