Campaign Headlines August 27, 2012: Key Dates Between Now and Election Day




Key Dates Between Now and Election Day

Source: NYT, 8-27-12

President Obama and Mitt Romney have 71 days of campaigning from Monday until the election. The closing chapter of the race will be highlighted by a handful of marquee events that could change the dynamic of the contest. The political conventions will give way to a burst of campaigning in September, followed by the closely watched debates in October. While the election is not until Nov. 6, tens of millions of voters will not wait. Early voting begins in less than a month in Iowa, and four years ago, 88 percent of the electorate in the battleground state of Colorado cast their ballots before Election Day.

AUGUST 27-30 Republican National Convention, Tampa, Fla.
SEPT. 4-6 Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, N.C.
SEPT. 7 Unemployment data released for August
SEPT. 27 Early voting begins in Iowa
OCT. 2 Early voting begins in Ohio
OCT. 3 Presidential debate, Denver
OCT. 5 Unemployment data released for September
OCT. 11 Vice-presidential debate, Danville, Ky.
OCT. 16 Presidential debate, Hempstead, N.Y.
OCT. 22 Presidential debate, Boca Raton, Fla.
NOV. 2 Unemployment data released for October
NOV. 6 Election Day

Campaign Headlines August 27, 2012: 2012 Republican National Convention Schedule




2012 Republican National Convention

Source: Wikipedia

Monday, August 27

Due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the first day of the convention was cancelled, however, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called the convention to order at 2:00 PM and started a “debt clock,” before announcing a recess at 2:10 PM.

Tuesday, August 28

* John Boehner- Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
* Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
* Mia Love, Mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT and Republican candidate in Utah’s 4th congressional district.
* Janine Turner, actress and Tea Party activist.
* Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Presidential candidate.
* Cathy McMorris Rodgers, United States Representative for Washington’s 5th congressional district.
* Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, accompanied by Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating.
* John Kasich, Governor of Ohio.
* Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma.
* Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia, accompanied by Bev Gray.
* Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin.
* Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada.
* Sher Valenzuela, candidate for Lt. Governor of Delaware.
* Ted Cruz, former Texas solicitor general and 2012 Republican nominee from Texas for U.S. Senate.
* Artur Davis, former Democratic United States Representative for Alabama’s 7th congressional district and 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor of Alabama.
* Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina.
* Lucé Vela, First Lady of Puerto Rico.
* Ann Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts & wife of Republican presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.
* Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey.

Wednesday, August 29

* Mitch McConnell, Republican Minority Leader of the Senate.
* Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky.
* Christopher Devlin-Young, Salt Lake City Gold Olympian alpine ski racer, and Jeanine McDonnell
* John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona.
* Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida, and Sam Olens, Attorney General of Georgia.
* Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana. (Cancelled due to Tropical Storm Issac)
* John Thune, U.S. Senator from South Dakota.
* Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio.
* Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico.
* Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota.
* Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas.
* Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State.
* Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico.
* Paul Ryan, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin and presumptive 2012 Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States.

Thursday, August 30

* Connie Mack IV, former United States Representative from Florida and 2012 Republican nominee from Florida for U.S. Senate.
* Newt Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House & Callista Gingrich.
* Craig Romney, son of Mitt Romney.
* Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.
* Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign.
* Grant Bennett, CEO of CPS Technologies and former consultant of Bain Capital.
* Thomas G. Stemberg, founder of Staples Inc..
* Kerry Healey, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.
* Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce.
* Marco Rubio, United States Senator from Florida.
* Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and presumptive 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States.

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