Mitt Romney, who announced his selection for vice president this morning in Norfolk, will campaign in Manassas later today.
Rep. Gerry Connolly called Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, whom Mitt Romney just chose as his vice president, an “amiable radical” in a conversation with Patch on Saturday. Connolly, a Democrat representing Virginia’s 11th district, served with Rep. Paul Ryan on the House Budget Committee for two years from 2009 – 2011. “[Rep. Paul Ryan] has the least experience and he is the most radical,” Connolly said, noting Paul’s relatively young age, 42. Ryan has been a Wisconsin representative since 1999. Ryan has proposed significant cuts at the federal level in order to decrease the federal debt. Those proposals were outlined in Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” proposal in March and included reducing individual and corporate tax rates in addition to …
The Virginia governor replacing Perry as chair of Republican Governor's Association, but is he interested in being on the 2012 presidential ticket?
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he would be "very interested" in being on the Republican ticket as a vice presidential candidate in 2012. McDonnell told Politico “I’m not asking for the call. I’m not looking for the call. As I’ve said many times, I’ve got the best job in America. “But I think anybody who is in public life, if a presidential nominee called him and said, ‘I need your help to win,’ it would be a tremendous honor. … We’ll see. It’s going to be seven, eight, nine months before any of these decisions are made.” McDonnell's profile is sure to rise as he is replacing Texas Gov. Rick Perry as chair of the Republican Governors Association. Perry entered the presidential race over the weekend. Read the rest of the story here.