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Mitt Romney in Virginia Hours After Picking Rep. Paul Ryan for VP

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney headed on a "blue state" tour after picking his running mate.

Republican presidential hopeful headed for a campaign stop Saturday at in Manassas, VA, on a bus tour of "blue" states that did not include Maryland. 

Romney announced Saturday morning in Norfolk that he selected .

joined Romney and Ryan at the campaign stop at the USS Wisconsin, a retired battleship that is now a museum.

Romney's tour stopped at Randolph-Macon college in Ashland, VA, and Manassas was to be his final bus stop on Saturday. The bus tour will continue on to North Carolina, Florida and Ohio Sunday through Tuesday.

Virginia is considered a battleground state in the 2012 presidential election.

The Republican National Convention will be Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, FL, where the GOP presidential nominee pick will become official. 

Maryland is a reliably Democratic state for presidential candidates and was most recently visited by President Obama for a and a campaign event in Baltimore with Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Romney , the day one of his aides compared Romney's positions as akin to an Etch A Sketch in a CNN interview. Romney .

How do you feel about Romney's choice? Let us know in comments.

Joe August 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Can't wait to see whose deaths the dems tie Ryan to. Maybe Jon Bonet Ramsey? Ryan is a good man and we will see the desperation of lies come in 3..2..1.. Ryan has a budget that was passed with Democrat votes in the House. It sits in the DO Nothing Reid Senate. Ryan has a plan to help the bankrupt medicare and the Dems have none. They Dems keep lying about Ryans plan because they don;t want to talk about MC at all. The dems keep lying about his plan but seem to forget just how our government is supposed to work. What comes out of the House is supposed ot be debated in the Senate, not get stuffed in Reid's drawers. They are afraid to debate it. And they also talk about Ryan's bill as if it is the THE bill that will end up on the Presidents desk. They seem to forget how it all works with amendments etc. Debate what passes the House and get on with the business of Government Harry Reid. Don;t be afraid of doing your job in the DO Nothing Senate.

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