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The weekend in politics: Ryan in Virginia on Friday, Obama in N.H. Saturday, and more

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Rep. Paul Ryan has campaign stops planned in two battleground states in the next two days. He'll be in Virginia on Friday and in Florida on Saturday.

On Thursday, Ryan was in Ohio, another battleground state, where he 1) responded to reports he had requested stimulus cash, 2) bought Yahoo! News Reporter Chris Moody a chili dog for Moody's birthday and 3) explained to Moody over lunch why the federal budget plan he proposed as House Budget Committee chairman included more than $700 billion in cuts to Medicare.

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Mitt Romney will be in New York in the Hamptons on Friday raising campaign cash. Speaking of money, the Romney campaign reported early Friday that it has raised nearly $10.2 million in the week since Ryan was named to the GOP ticket. (Yes, it has only been a week since Ryan was announced as running mate.)

President Barack Obama isn't taking the weekend off, either. He'll be campaigning in New Hampshire on Saturday.

Also worth noting this weekend:

  • On Friday, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett attends a fundraising dinner for Obama in Massachusetts.
  • On Saturday, U.S. Senate candidate George Allen attends a meet and greet for Romney in Virginia.
  • On Sunday, the Republican Platform Committee meets in Tampa, Fla., ahead of GOP convention, which starts there on Aug. 27.

Coming Monday: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan hold a joint town hall meeting in Manchester, N.H.

And then there is this: Sunday is former President Bill Clinton's birthday. He'll be 66.

Sources: Yahoo! News Reporters Holly Bailey and Chris Moody, ABC News, Associated Press

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