Romney And Ryan To Hit Campaign Trail Together Sooner Than Expected

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be teaming up on the campaign trail sooner than was originally planned, POLITICO reports.

While the initial plan was for the two candidates to part ways before reuniting at the Republican National Convention at month’s end in Tampa, Fla., Romney and Ryan will likely make two joint appearances next week.  Aides told POLITICO that the decision was motivated by the energy that Ryan has brought to the campaign, which has rubbed off on the presidential nominee himself.  

“They really like each other and they feed off of each other,” campaign manager Matt Rhoades told POLITICO. “There’s an energy, there’s a chemistry.”


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