Joe Biden

John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

Anthony Foxx came home Thursday. And the former Charlotte mayor, and current Secretary of Transportation brought a friend. Vice President Joe Biden.

The two were here to build support for President Barack Obama’s proposal to rebuild or replace America’s transportation systems. At times, however, it seemed the two might be pitching Charlotte and North Carolina more than an infrastructure overhaul.

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Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Charlotte Thursday. They pair will head to the Extravaganza Depot in NoDa where they’ll talk about one of the Obama Administration’s major priorities.

It's been a busy week in politics: Mitt Romney has finally chosen his running mate: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. The Romney/Ryan kickoff bus tour stopped in Mooresville over the weekend. WFAE political analyst Michael Bitzer joined Duncan McFadyen to talk about all the focus North Carolina is getting in the campaign.

MCFADYEN: Let’s listen to something they [Rep. Ryan and Gov. Romney] said at that campaign stop:

Romney VP Pick An Appeal To Conservatives

Aug 14, 2012

In the game of politics, each team needs its captains. And now, we know who the captains are: for the Democrats, it’s still Obama-Biden. And for the GOP, it’s now Romney-Ryan.

The 2012 election shifted gears Saturday with Mitt Romney’s surprise announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan is his vice presidential nominee.