Paul Ryan

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Both vice presidential candidates are in Hillsborough County today. Current Veep Joe Biden addressed a campaign rally in Sun City Center, followed by Republican aspirant Paul Ryan. Biden fired up a crowd of mostly seniors at Sun City Center's Community Association Hall.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this election is about a lot," Biden said. "But it's also about who we are as a country. And I've got news for Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. And they are dead wrong. America is neither dependent nor in decline. Period."

Whether you're cramming for midterms or trying to get the kids to clean their room, everything's more fun when you turn it into a game.

So tonight when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan square off, let's engage in a friendly round of bingo, vice presidential style. Now you can do more than just roll your eyes when one of the candidates mentions Big Bird, P90X or putting "y'all back in chains." You can mark your space, get five in a row and yell, "Bingo!"

The debate starts at 9 p.m., and so does the fun here.

Romney and Ryan Bid Farewell to Tampa Bay

Aug 31, 2012
Eric Mennel / WUSF News

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan held a rally in Lakeland, Florida today, saying "thank you" to the Tampa Bay area. They spoke to an estimated crowd of 2,000, and they made a special push to court disenchanted supporters of President Obama.

Congressman Ryan echoed an image from his convention speech earlier this week, one of college graduates looking up at fading Obama posters in their childhood bedrooms. Governor Romney called on supporters to bring those same voters into his camp.

When we arrived in Tampa for the Republican convention, much of the buzz centered on vice presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate may help energize support from conservative voters who like his tough approach to overhauling the federal budget.

But there's a risk that Ryan may turn off an important voting bloc: senior citizens.