DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is wasting no time sending his new running mate on the road on his own.
Aides say he's sending Paul Ryan to Iowa Monday for his first campaign stop as the GOP ticket's No. 2.
Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, is scheduled to visit the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, the same day President Barack Obama plans to begin a three-day campaign trip across the state.
Romney announced Ryan as his choice Saturday in Virginia. They plan to campaign together in North Carolina and Wisconsin Sunday.
Romney aides declined to be identified because Ryan's Iowa stop had not yet been announced.
Obama planned to campaign in Council Bluffs and Boone Monday. Although not on Obama's public itinerary, the iconic fair is along his eastward route.