Travels of Rep. Paul Ryan—August 2012

Former Gov. Mitt Romney  |  Rep. Paul Ryan  ||  President Barack Obama 

Romney offered Ryan the vice presidential slot at a secret meeting in Boston on Aug. 5.  The news broke on the night of Aug. 10 and the ticket made their first appearance in Norfolk, VA as "America's Comeback Team" on Aug. 11.  They split up on the evening of Aug. 12, and on Aug. 13 Ryan made his first solo appearance, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.  He was also quickly put on the fundraising trail, doing his first fundraiser in Denver, CO on that evening, and having nine more funderaising events on the schedule through Aug. 25.  On Aug. 29 he delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.









Boston, MA






*Norfolk, VA
*Ashland, VA
*Manassas, VA

*Mooresville, NC
*High Point, NC
*Waukesha, WI

Des Moines, IA
Denver, CO

Lakewood, CO
Las Vegas, NV

Oxford, OH

Cleveland, OH
North Canton, OH
Richmond, VA

Glen Allen, VA
Springfield, VA
Arlington, VA

The Villages, FL
St. Petersburg, FL

Janesville, WI

*Manchester, NH
Boston, MA

Carnegie, PA
West Chester, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Roanoke, VA
Raleigh, NC

Fayetteville, NC
Springfield, MO

*Commerce, MI
Detroit, MI

*Powell, OH
Manchester, NH


Janesville, WI
[Convention in Tampa]

[Convention in Tampa]

[Convention in Tampa]

[Convention in Tampa]

*Lakeland, FL
Richmond, VA

Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign and news accounts.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  * in listing below indicates joint appearance or meeting.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.  


Wed. Aug. 1, 2012

Thurs. Aug. 2, 2012

Fri. Aug. 3, 2012

Sat. Aug. 4, 2012

Sun. Aug. 5, 2012
*Romney meets with Rep. Paul Ryan and offers him the vice presidential spot, at Beth Myers' house in Boston, MA.

Mon. Aug, 6, 2012 

Tues. Aug. 7, 2012

Wed. Aug. 8, 2012

Thurs. Aug. 9, 2012

Fri. Aug. 10, 2012
(Attends memorial to victims of shootings at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI).

Aug. 11-12, 2012 America's Comeback Team launch...
Sat. Aug. 11, 2012
*Romney introduces Ryan as his running mate at rally at the Nauticus Museum, with the USS Wisconsin in the background, in Norfolk, VA.
*Romney and Ryan drop by Homemades by Suzanne, and Romney buys several pies, in Ashland, VA.
*Romney and Ryan rally at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.
*Romney and Ryan rally at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas, VA.
Flight to Charlotte, NC.

Sun. Aug. 12, 2012
*Romney and Ryan rally at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.
*Romney and Ryan rally at Absolute Style Furniture in High Point, NC.
Romney and Ryan tape first joint interview, with CBS News' Bob Schieffer for "60 Minutes."
-Event at Smokey's BBQ Shack in Morrisville, NC.canceled on Saturday
Flight to Wisconsin.
*Romney and Ryan hold "Homecoming rally with America's Comeback Team" at Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, WI.
Team splits; Romney to Florida and Ryan to Iowa.

Mon. Aug. 13, 2012
-Walks the Grand Concourse and speaks from the Des Moines Register soapbox at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA.
-Fundraising reception in Denver and fundraising dinner at private home in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, CO. ($)

Tues. Aug. 14, 2012
-Victory event at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CO.
-Victory rally at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, NV.
-Attends Nevada Finance Leadership Event at the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.

Wed. Aug. 15, 2012
-Early evening Victory rally at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  (B.A in economics and political science, '92)

Thurs. Aug. 16, 2012
-Breakfast reception fundraiser at The Shinako Lodge & Event Center in Turtle Lake (Cleveland area), OH. ($)
-Morning Victory rally in the Alumni Arena at Walsh University in North Canton, OH.
    OTR stop at the Original Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren, OH.
-Dinner fundraisng reception at the Richmond Marriott in Richmond, VA. ($)

Fri. Aug. 17, 2012
-Victory rally at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, VA.
-Victory rally at West Springfield High School in Springfield, VA.
-Dinner fundraisng reception at the Westin hotel in Ballston, Arlington, VA. ($)

Sat. Aug. 18, 2012
-Victory rally with an appearance by his mother at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, FL.
-Fundraiser at The Club at Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, FL. ($)

Sun. Aug. 19, 2012

Home in Janesville, WI.

Mon. Aug. 20, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Victory town hall at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.
-Visits campaign headquarters in Boston, MA.

Tues. Aug. 21, 2012
-Victory rally at Beaver Steel Services, Inc. in Carnegie, PA.
-Victory rally at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center in West Chester, PA.
-Dinner fundraising reception at the Union League in Philadelphia, PA. ($)

Wed. Aug. 22, 2012
-Victory rally at Northwest Hardware in Roanoke, VA.
-Victory rally at SMT, Inc. in Raleigh, NC.
-Fundraising reception at the home of John M. Kane, chairman and CEO of Kane Realty Corp., in Raleigh, NC. ($)

Thurs. Aug. 23, 2012
-Attends a defense industry roundtable at the Partnership for Defense Innovation, All-American Business Park in Fayetteville, NC.
-Dinner fundraising reception at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO. ($)

Fri. Aug. 24, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Victory rally at Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill in Commerce, MI.
-Dinner fundraising reception with Kid Rock at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills (Detroit), MI. ($)

Sat. Aug. 25, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Victory rally at Village Green Park Amphitheatre in Powell, OH.
    OTR greets patrons and buys ice cream at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in Manchester, NH.
-Dinner fundraising reception at the Radisson in Manchester, NH. ($)

Sun. Aug. 26, 2012

Mon. Aug. 27, 2012
-Convention send-off rally at Janesville Craig High School in Janesville, WI.
    Rehearses convention speech at Holiday Inn Express in Janesville, WI.
-Fundraiser in Lake Wales, FL.cancelled
[Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL].

Tues. Aug. 28, 2012
arrives in Tampa, FL.
[Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL].

Wed. Aug. 29, 2012
-Prime time acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

Thurs. Aug. 30, 2012
-Joins Mitt Romney on stage after his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

Fri. Aug. 31, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Republican National Convention farewell Victory rally at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL.
-Victory rally at Martinair in Richmond, VA (originally scheduled to be a joint appearance but Romney went to Louisiana instead).