“State of the Union” is live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
Candy has three high profile democrats to discuss how the party can keep the White House and drive the national dialogue in the wake of a successful Republican Convention:
We’re also joined by Obama Senior Campaign Adviser Robert Gibbs. He’ll push back against the Republican criticism that Obama’s policies have failed. We'll also get the Republican rebuttal from from Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.
Then, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz.
Sunday 9a & 12p ET
As the RNC prepares to hold its convention, we take a look at the long road that came before it.
Ron Brownstein and Karen Tumulty weigh in on the state of the 2012 campaign as the GOP prepares to hold its convention.
Gov. Martin O'Malley defends President Obama's campaign message as the GOP holds its convention in Tampa.
Gov. Rick Scott talks to Candy about how his state is dealing with adverse weather ahead of the RNC convention.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Gov. Scott Walker, and Al Cardenas weigh in on what the GOP needs to do to redefine themselves.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus gives Candy a preview of this week's convention.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus weighs in on how Tropical Storm Isaac will affect the 2012 GOP convention.
Candy answers your questions in this week's Ask Candy. This week Candy answers two questions from Twitter and one from Facebook on why Paul Ryan is simultaneously running for two offices at once, and also reveals her favorite musical composers. Thanks for all the questions and check back next week for your chance to Ask Candy.
Twitter question from @MorkSharon
How can Ryan be running for the VP & WI congress at the same time? Doesn't Paul Ryan believe Mitt Romney will win?
States have different rules about candidates running for more than one political office at the same time. (Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman also ran for re-election to the Senate when he was on the 2000 Gore ticket)
Wisconsin allows a double entry only IF one of the offices is President or Vice President. It's called the favorite son law. And while it may seem as though Ryan is "hedging his bets", by the time Ryan was tapped as Romney's VP pick, it was too late under Wisconsin procedures to remove his name from the ballot.
Facebook question from David Tosun
Who are your favorite classical composers?
I like big powerful classical music. My faves are Rachmaninov, Liszt , Paganini.
“State of the Union” is live from the RNC Convention in Tampa. While there Candy talks to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on the implications of Todd Akin’s remarks on rape. Will Akin’s position damage Mitt Romney’s presidential chances, and will it help democrats keep control of the senate?
Plus, re-branding the Republican Party with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
Then, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley offers the Democratic rebuttal.
And finally, our political panel with CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein and The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty. Plus, the latest on Tropical Storm Isaac.
Watch Sunday at 9a & 12p ET.