Paul Ryan's scheduled vice-presidential acceptance speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention is drawing some high-profile criticism, but also some support.
Congressman Ryan is expected to touch on everything from his early days in Janesville, to being named this month as Mitt Romney’s running mate. Ahead of Ryan’s remarks, Democrats held a news conference in Milwaukee to criticize the Romney-Ryan ticket.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wassermen-Schultz says what she does not expect to hear from representative Ryan is much about some of his votes over the last decade. "What he won't tell you is that Mr. Fiscal Responsibility himself, voted in favor of the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts skewed towards the wealthy, unpaid for; voted for two wars for the first time, unpaid for; and voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Part D program for seniors, unpaid for."
The Romney campaign had hoped to put former Bush Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice on a conference...
It is day two of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Tuesday night Governor Scott Walker took to the stage. Wednesday features Paul Ryan.
Delegate Sue Lynch of Onalaska has had prime seats for the convention this week. Click on the Listen button to hear what she thought of the first official night of the convention.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson discusses politics with the PBS NewsHour team at the Republican National Convention.
Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson talks with Reporter Zac Schultz about his reaction to GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention and shares his vision for the future.
Governor Scott Walker praised Mitt Romney during his speech to the the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Walker’s speech was a variant of one he has given to Wisconsin audiences many times before. The difference was that Walker used some of his most familiar lines to tell the crowd that Mitt Romney was a lot like him. “Mitt Romney understands, like I understand, that people, people not governments, create jobs.”
Walker said Romney’s decision to pick Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate showed that Romney had the “courage and passion to be an exceptional president.” He added, “With this pick, he shows that the ‘R’ next to his name doesn’t just stand for Republican, it stands for reformer. Now more than ever, we need reformers. Leaders who think more about the next generation than the just the next election, that’s what you get. That’s what you get from Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.”
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Wednesday is day three of the Republican National Convention. Wisconsin Public Television’s Zac Schultz is in Tampa, Fla. for the convention. He spoke with WPR about the impact of Governor Walker’s prime-time speech, as well as the show of tremendous support Walker received from the GOP.
Click the listen button to hear more. You can also check out wisconsinvote.org for more coverage of the Republican National Convention.
Mitt Romney captured the GOP nomination for president but Ron Paul supporters did not accept defeat without a fight. NPR's Ken Rudin and Brian Naylor speak with Ron Paul campaign advisor Doug Wead about the path ahead for Paul supporters, and Tuesday's big speeches.
The Republican National Convention officially kicked off Tuesday afternoon in Tampa, Fla. The convention was delayed a day due to Hurricane Isaac.
Delegate Sue Lynch from Onalaska is joining WPR News this week from the floor of the convention center. She is one of the 42 delegates from Wisconsin at the RNC. Click the Listen button to hear her take on the all the convention happenings, and her experience behind the scenes as part of the Platform Committee.
Zac Schultz interviews Senator Ron Johnson at the Republican National Convention. Senator Johnson discusses his reasons for supporting Governor Mitt Romey and Paul Ryan.
Congressman Sean Duffy, from Wisconsin's 7th District, addresses the delegates at the Republican National Convention. Video courtesy of C-Span.
Paul Ryan is nominated at the Republican National Convention as the candidate for the office of Vice President of the United States.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, addresses the delegates at the Republican National Convention.
Governor Walker casts Wisconsin's votes for the Republican presidential nominees then talks with Reporter Zac Schultz at the Republican National Convention.
First Lady Tonette Walker talks with Zac Schultz about the response Governor Scott Walker is receiving at the Republican National Convention.
GOP VP Nominee Paul Ryan and Janna Ryan stop by the Beer and Brats Party to thank the Wisconsin Delegation for their support.
Governor Scott Walker addresses the Republican National Convention during Prime Time on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
The Republican National Convention shifts into full gear Tuesday, including a prime-time speech by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Wisconsin Public Television's Zac Schultz is at the convention in Tampa. Click on the Listen button to hear what he had to say about the impact of Hurricane Isaac, and the expectations for the governor's speech.
You can also find more convention coverage at www.wisconsinvote.org.
The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida is getting a late start due to Tropical Storm Isaac. The convention was gaveled into session Monday, and then immediately recessed until Tuesday. Delegate Sue Lynch of Onalaska was at the Tampa convention center Monday for the brief gavel ceremony. Click the Listen button to hear what she had to say to WPR's Kristen Durst.
Republicans are now trying to pack the best of their vote-for-Mitt-Romney message into three nights in Tampa in a weather-abbreviated convention. Here are some of the highlighted speakers.