Romney makes his case: 'Need jobs, lots of jobs'
Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.
"Now is the time to restore the promise of America," Romney said in prime-time speech to a nation struggling with 8.3 percent unemployment and the slowest economic recovery in decades.
What to watch for at the GOP convention Thursday
Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention Thursday:
1. MITT'S BIG NIGHT: Mitt Romney makes his case to the nation about why he should be elected president — and why he thinks President Barack Obama should be sent packing. The speech could set the tone of Romney's campaign for the final two months.
Paul Ryan's night: Accepts 'calling of my generation'
Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted "the calling of my generation" to help lead the country in tough times Wednesday night and told roaring Republican National Convention delegates and a prime time TV audience that Mitt Romney and he will make the difficult decisions needed to repair the nation's economy.
Romney nominated as wife Ann is GOP convention's star speaker
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man American needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.
The hall erupted in cheers when Romney strolled on stage and shared a hug and kiss with his wife of more than 40 years.
Kelly equates mandate to Pearl Harbor, Sept. 11
Mercer County Congressman Mike Kelly declared Wednesday “the day religious freedom died” and likened a provision of the Affordable Care Act to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor.
IT'S JUST POLITICS: Porter making independent run for 3rd District
Dr. Steven Porter, the Erie County academic who was the Democratic nominee for the Third District Congressional seat in 2004 and 2006, has filed nominating papers to run this year as an independent.
Kelly fundraising dwarfs Eaton's
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly raised $164,751 for his re-election campaign in the second quarter of the year. That’s nearly twice what his leading challenger, Democrat Missa Eaton, pulled in over the same period and more than she’s raised since the start of the campaign.
Half-million voters don’t have photo ID
More than half a million Pennsylvania voters lack state-issued IDs that will allow them to vote in November, the Department of State said Tuesday.
Eaton touts fundraising, says $83K ‘phenomenal’
Missa Eaton, the Democrat candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, is touting her second-quarter fundraising efforts as “phenomenal” and an indication that people want to see change.
It’s Just Politics: Caller sees Red, congressman agrees
Is President Obama a Red?
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly didn’t explicitly say he was, but the Republican congressman agreed with a constituent who called the president a communist and encouraged him to spread the word.
Kelly digs in; Eaton says time to move on
The Supreme Court opinion that found Obamacare meets Constitutional muster did nothing to convince one of the health care reform law’s leading critics that is anything but bad news for America.
Pa. House Majority leader: Voter ID will "allow Romney to win the state"
HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats are pouncing on a Republican lawmaker’s statement that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law will allow Mitt Romney to win the state in November’s presidential election.
It's Just Politics: Kelly ignores Eaton: targets Obama
Third District U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly faces challenger Missa Eaton on the November ballot, but the incumbent Republican appears to be running against a bigger Democratic target.
It's Just Politics: Kelly speaks the people's language
A recent study that seems to indicate a dumbing down of congressional discourse is a good news/bad news story for Mercer County’s congressman.
In politics, flip-flopping can be political game-changer
In politics, a mind can be a terrible thing to change. Attack ads featuring spinning weather vanes and double-talking candidates have become a staple of American campaigns, but consultants who make those ads say the flip-flopper charge doesn't always stick — and no one has a formula to predict exactly when it will.
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