Friday, October 12, 2012
The Bloomfield Hills native returned for a pair of stops on behalf of her husband and fellow Cranbrook graduate Mitt Romney.
Ann Romney campaigned in Bloomfield Township on Friday at a pair of stops to help rally local support for her husband, Republican Party Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. She attended a rally this morning in Hudsonville, Michigan—near Grand Rapids—and also stopped by the Franklin Cider Mill, according to Channel 7's website. The local campaign stop also included a private fundraiser at a home along Long Lake Road that snarled traffic near the Franklin Road intersection for about 30 minutes early Friday afternoon. Multiple Bloomfield Township police officers helped direct traffic, while the campaign bus parked at the Bloomfield Township Municipal Complex nearby. The Bloomfield area has been fertile fundraising territory for the Romneys, who …
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
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney was held on Oct. 3. Find out when the next ones are scheduled.
Nearly 60 million people tuned in on Oct. 3 to watch the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. There will be three more debates before election day on Nov. 6. Here's the schedule: Topic: Domestic policy Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Easter Standard Time Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS) The debate focused on domestic policy and was divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics selected by the moderator, including healthcare, government's role and the deficit. Lehrer opened each …
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, and you can pick up tickets for the event in Bloomfield Hills. The event is open to the public; tickets are free and will be available starting Monday, 9 a.m., at the Oakland-Bloomfield Hills Victory Office, 42611 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills. Tickets can also be ordered online now. Other ticket locations include: The rally starts at 7 p.m. at the Athletics Center O'rena, the site of a GOP presidential debate last fall. 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. Here's what else you need to know about …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Visit to Commerce was vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's first since being named to the GOP 2012 ticket.
COMMERCE — With the way the crowds packed into Long Family Orchard Friday, you may have thought that there was a run on its signature sweet corn crop. The Mitt Romney presidential campaign received a hearty helping of home cooking in Commerce, with a crowd of 9,300 in support during his first trip back to Michigan since selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate. A three-hour event at Long Family Orchard in Commerce was "rocking and rolling" from the moment doors opened at 9:30 a.m., with sunny skies and high temperatures accompanying families rocking out to live music and plenty of conservative voices to be heard. Led by emcee and state Attorney General Bill Schuette, speakers including Oakland County Commissioner Christine Long, who hosted …
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 …