President Barack Obama’s Heartland Bus Tour rolled through Springfield on Thursday as his re-election campaign stopped outside Springfield’s Obama for America office before heading to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Several local VIP's spoke at the event, including Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly and Greg Schultz, OFA-Ohio state director, targeted the state’s auto workers and farmers.
Jerry Kenney is in for Emily McCord. In this week's Politics Ohio he speaks with Chris Maloney with the Ohio Romney Campaign about: recent campaign stops for both Mitt Romney and VP pick Paul Ryan, Ryan's addition to the ticket, campaign strategy in the swing state (including pulling in the youth vote), and how the Romney campaign is working to give other Republicans like Josh Mandel (senate candidate) a boost.
Last night, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at his alma mater, Miami University in Oxford. As WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports, Ryan’s status as an alumnus won him a hometown-like reception, but what he had to say also struck a chord with students there.
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.
This was the week that many thought likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would select US Senator Rob Portman of Cincinnati as his running mate. On Saturday, Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would be joining him on the ticket.
David Cohen is a professor of political science at the Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron. Cohen says he thought Romney would pick Portman, who Cohen describes as the “safest” choice”. And he says while Ryan will rile up the Republican base in Ohio, he’ll be a target because of his controversial budget.