The race for the November election remains tight, though Obama holds a slight lead in recent polls and has pulled ahead in cash on hand for the crucial final campaign push.
Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, brought along his 78-year-old mother for an appearance before the national convention of the AARP, a nonpartisan group that claims to have 37 million members age 50 and above. Ryan told attendees that he and Romney care about senior citizens.
“Mitt Romney and I share your concerns,” Ryan said in remarks provided by the campaign in advance. “And we respect you enough to level with you.”