Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from the president attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Republican campaign staffers said the rally is part of the GOP campaign's effort to reach out to blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s coal and natural gas industries and the jobs they generate—key issues to the state's voters—were on the mind of GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan during a campaign rally Saturday in Moon Township. “He'll keep his war on coal going," Ryan said of his ticket's opponent, President Barack Obama, in an appearance before several hundred supporters who gathered in the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive, near Pittsburgh International Airport. "Not only are these policies wrong, they are keeping us from having a boom," Ryan said. "They are keeping us from having jobs." Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin tapped to run alongside former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket, spent much of his brief …
The GOP vice presidential nominee speaks today at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will be on hand today in Moon Township to speak before supporters at a campaign rally. A few hundred supporters are gathering at the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive in the township. Ryan is set to speak at 10:15 a.m. Ryan will head to Ohio later in the day for his next campaign stop. Local Democratic leaders, including Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, also have gathered nearby on Lindbergh Drive in Moon for a press conference, in an effort to counter the GOP's morning rally. Check back with Patch today for coverage of Ryan's event. Are you at either event? Log into Patch to upload your photos or share your observations in the comments.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The GOP candidate plans a campaign stop here before heading to other events later in the day.
The 2012 race for the White House is coming to Moon. GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will appear Saturday in Moon Township for a campaign rally. Billy Pitman, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, confirmed that the event will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Atlantic Aviation hangar at 300 Horizon Drive in Moon, just outside Pittsburgh International Airport. Doors open at 8:15. All attendees at the event will go through airport-like security before being admitted. Cameras are allowed, but attendees are asked to not bring sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs, according to the announcement. The Secret Service has contacted Moon Township Police regarding the campaign event, said dispatcher Don Neely. The …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred Thursday night over domestic and foreign policy issues in Danville, KY. Who do you think won the debate?
Most voters will probably agree that Thursday night's vice presidential debate was far more interesting than last week's first round of presidential debates this election. Both candidates came out swinging and didn't let up. Even if you opted to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers lose to the Tennessee Titans first, you've probably had time by now to watch the debate on your DVR or check out news reports of the highlights. The next debate returns the focus to presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The debate begins at 9 p.m. Who do you think won Thursday night's debate? Do you think it will sway independent voters? Tell us your thoughts in the comments, below.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Pittsburgh crowd cheers 'Here We Go, Ryan, Here We Go' as candidate swings Steelers' Terrible Towel during gathering at Beaver Steel in Rosslyn Farms.
As visiting Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took the stage in Carnegie Tuesday morning, the crowd loudly cheered, “Here we go, Ryan, here we go.” Thousands of supporters attended the rally at Beaver Steel, a family-owned small business in Rosslyn Farms Borough. Ryan swung a Terrible Towel as he entered the stage and sported it in his back pocket for the remainder of his speech. He spoke on economic growth, creating jobs, the principles of a good leader and “the American Dream.” “What kind of country do we want to be? What kind of people do we want to be? "We’re not just making a decision for what we’re going to do for the next four years. We are choosing a path for this country for an entire generation,” Ryan said. "The …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Red Keystone Snap Poll shows strong support for Mitt Romney's choice among Pennsylvania Republicans.
A snap Red Keystone survey of GOP activists in Pennsylvania by Patch shows strong support for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s choice for running mate. Ryan as vice presidential nominee will help galvanize Republican voters in the Keystone State, according to more than two-thirds of respondents. More than half also say Ryan will help the GOP ticket win undecided voters. Respondents aren’t concerned that Democrats can win by running against Ryan's existing budget plans and particularly his proposal for Medicare. Several respondents noted that Ryan will help the GOP win young voters. But one Republican commented, “I don't believe that a VP pick ultimately changes elections. Perhaps the last time it did was in 1960.” Here are other …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
GOP's Rob Gleason praises presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his would-be vice president. Democrat Jim Burn of Allegheny County derides their 'wrong agenda.'
News broke early Saturday morning that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate, according to a Fox News report. Ryan, best known for his proposed budget that calls for an overhaul of Medicare, is considered a rising star in the GOP. Romney made the official announcement at a campaign stop in Norfolk, Va., calling Ryan "an intellectual leader of the Republican Party." Pennsylvania Republican leaders praised Romney's choice of running mate. "I congratulate Paul Ryan on being selected to join Mitt Romney on the Republican Presidential ticket," said Rob Gleason, chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, in a statement released following the announcement. "…
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