Thursday, October 11, 2012
Vote in the poll and leave a comment below to let us know who you thought won the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
The second of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Thursday night, broadcast live from the Centre College in Danville, KY. In their only scheduled meeting of the campaign season—and with polls showing the race for the White House tightening—Vice President Joe Biden and Republican contender Paul Ryan went head to head. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Biden or Ryan came out on top. Remaining presidential debates are set for the following dates: RELATED: Who won the first presidential debate?
Friday, August 24, 2012
Republican presidential candidate draws crowd of 9,300 people at Long Family Orchard in Commerce, organizers say.
COMMERCE — An eager, happy crowd which reportedly swelled to 9,300 greeted presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his first trip back to Michigan since selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate. However, a joke Romney made about his roots in Michigan made the biggest headlines from the visit. A three-hour event at Long Family Orchard in Commerce was "rocking and rolling" from the moment doors opened at 9:30 a.m., through 85 degree-heat and steady sun which caused a few in the audience to require medical attention. Marked by speeches from Oakland County Commissioner Christine Long, who hosted the event with husband Rob; Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley; and U.S. Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra among others, the event seemed to serve as a rally …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The two will join other Michigan Republicans for an event starting at 11:30 a.m.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan are scheduled to appear at a rally in Commerce Township on Friday, according to an online event posting by their campaign. The two will be at Long Family Farm, Orchard and Cider Mill located at 1540 East Commerce Road. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the event begins at 11:30 a.m. All attendees must go through security, and no bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
In a Blue Mitten survey of influential Michigan Democrats, most respondents said that Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as the GOP vice presidential nominee will galvanize state Democrats.
Democratic Michigan insiders said Mitt Romney gave them a gift by selecting Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee: that’s the finding of this week’s Blue Mitten survey of influential Democrats. Thirty-one Democrats from the southeastern Michigan area were asked using an automated survey tool what they thought about Romney’s selection of Ryan as his GOP running mate. Twenty responses were collected. “Christmas in August for Democrats!” one respondent said. Indeed, 19 of the 20 respondents said they strongly agree or somewhat agree that Romney’s choice of Ryan "will galvanize Michigan Democrats in the November election". “This will wake up the Dem who might not have been involved,” one respondent said. “The two tickets now provide a …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
In a Red Mitten flash poll, a majority of the respondents said they believe Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as the vice presidential nominee will galvanize Republican voters in Michigan.
Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president, and it’s a choice that has drawn praise from Michigan conservatives: that’s the finding of Saturday’s Red Mitten flash poll of influential Republicans. Fifty-eight conservatives from southeastern Michigan used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions about Romney’s choice of Ryan as his running mate on the GOP presidential ticket. Twenty-one responses were collected over a six-hour period. This poll differed from our previous Red Mitten survey in that responses were taken in a much shorter time frame. “It was a strong choice,” one respondent said of Ryan as the vice presidential nominee. “And should help Romney surpass Obama in the polls.” Almost all the respondents—86 …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Michigan government officials and residents took to Twitter and Facebook to react to the news that Wisconsin's Paul Ryan was Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee.
Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential contender, appeared with his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, for the first time in Virginia on Saturday morning. Michigan Patch used Storify to capture reaction from Michigan politicians and residents to the news of Ryan's selection as Romney's vice presidential candidate. What do you think? Let us know by voting in the poll or leaving a comment below.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made Wiconsin Representative Paul Ryan his vice presidential choice.
Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. His campaign announced the pick Saturday morning, dubbing the two "America's Comeback Team." The two made their first appearance on the USS Wisconsin, a retired World War II battleship, in Norfolk, Virginia Saturday morning. Romney's campaign also released a biography of Ryan. Here are some of the facts: