Thursday, October 18, 2012
The 12-year-old Rochester boy addressed thousands at the Paul Ryan campaign rally last week.
Last Monday the Paul Ryan campaign rally at Oakland University was a bit like a "Who's Who" of southeastern Michigan Republicans. But chances are there was only one speaker in this powerful group who had to leave early to finish his homework. Ben Bishop, a seventh grader at West Middle School, took the stage Monday night with his dad, Mike Bishop, who is running for Oakland County Prosecutor. (Read "Local GOPs Join Kid Rock to Pump Up the Party at Ryan Rally") "It was pretty cool," Ben said about addressing the crowd of 3,000. "I've talked to groups of people before but nothing like that. It was a rush really." After talking about the debt and what it means to his generation, Ben headed home. He had homework to do, so meeting vice-…
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?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates: The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivers midwestern-flavored message at Monday's rally on Oakland University campus.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan appealed to Michiganders on a very personal level Monday night on the campus of Oakland University. Speaking to an estimated crowd of 2,000 with another 1,000 in an overflow room, Ryan's 30-minute speech was peppered with the Michigan connections between the candidate and the crowd he was addressing. From references to Michigan State's "thumping" of the Wisconsin Badgers last year to the fact that "overseas means across Lake Superior to us," Ryan was clearly feeling neighborly. He even took credit for a certain Detroit Tiger: ("You got Prince Fielder from us," he said. "He's still a hero to us in Milwaukee.") "If you draw a line from Muskegon straight across the lake, that's where I'm from," Ryan said …
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Paul Ryan spoke to an energetic, overflowing crowd of supporters Monday night at the Athletics Center O'rena at Oakland University. Were you there to see the vice presidential candidate and Kid Rock, who introduced him? Share your photos with Patch readers.
Local GOPs are getting ready for the vice-presidential candidate's visit.
Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will appear at a Republican campaign rally at Oakland University tonight. The event is open to the public; tickets are free and can be ordered online now or picked up at area campaign offices starting this morning. The rally starts at 7 p.m. at the Athletics Center O'rena, the site of a GOP presidential debate last fall. Kid Rock is expected to introduce Ryan at the event, according to reports. The event, called a "Victory Rally," will occur four nights before the debate between Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden; that debate is planned for 8 p.m. Thursday. For Ryan, the rally at OU follows a morning rally in Swanton, Ohio. Here's what you need to know about the Monday night OU visit. Those interested …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
When the VP hopeful speaks in Rochester on Monday night, a hometown rocker will welcome him.
Kid Rock will introduce vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to an Oakland University crowd on Monday night. The event, billed as a Republican "Victory Rally," is open to the public; tickets are free and can be ordered online now or picked up at area campaign offices starting Monday. The rally starts at 7 p.m. at the Athletics Center O'rena, the site of a GOP presidential debate last fall. For more about the rally, read Romney, Ryan Supporters Get Ready for Rally at OU Tonight. According to a Romney/Ryan press release, "The Romney/Ryan Presidential campaign is proud to announce that award-winning, platinum-selling rocker Kid Rock will appear and introduce Congressman Ryan at an upcoming rally near Detroit, Michigan." In February, Kid …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Republican vice presidential candidate will attend a rally at Oakland University on Monday night.
Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will appear at a Republican campaign rally at Oakland University on Monday night. The event is open to the public; tickets are free and can be ordered online now or picked up at area campaign offices starting Monday. The rally starts at 7 p.m. at the Athletics Center O'rena, the site of a GOP presidential debate last fall. Kid Rock is expected to introduce Ryan at the event, according to reports. The event, called a "Victory Rally," will occur four nights before the debate between Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden; that debate is planned for 8 p.m. Thursday. For Ryan, the rally at OU follows a morning rally in Swanton, Ohio. Here's what you need to know about the Monday night OU visit. Those …
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 …
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 …