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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 19


With Representative Paul D. Ryan joining the campaign trail this week, both campaigns have emissaries on the Sunday shows to weigh in on how the race is going - and where it will go from here.

On CNN's “State of the Union,” President Obama's deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, and Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, will share their perspectives on the back-and-forth over taxes and Medicare. Then, Rick Santorum returns to the conversation; the former Republican presidential candidate will talk about the combative tone of the race.

Ms. Cutter will also appear on ABC's “This Week,” where she will be joined by Kevin Madden, senior adviser to the Romney campaign.

In conjunction with the University of Virginia's Miller Center, ABC will also feature a debate on whether the country is headed toward bankruptcy. Among the panelists will be Senator Pat Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvan ia and a member of the Senate Budget Committee; Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee; and Grover Norquist, founder and president of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform.

Mr. Norquist is also a guest this week on Bloomberg's “Political Capital.”

CBS's “Face the Nation” has supporters of Mitt Romney and Mr. Obama: Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Republican mayor of New York City, and Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate.

Ed Gillespie, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, and Robert Gibbs, senior adviser to the Obama campaign, will share their thoughts on Mr. Ryan's effect on the race and the Medicare debate.

Discussing the economy and the tone of the campaign, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, will be on NBC's “Meet th e Press.”Ted Cruz, the Tea Party-backed candidate who won the Republican runoff election in Texas to make a run for Kay Bailey Hutchison's vacated Senate seat, also will be on the panel.

With the Republican National Convention starting Aug. 27, Representative Marsha Blackburn  of Tennessee, co-chairwoman of the convention's platform committee, will be on C-Span's “Newsmakers.”

Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, is slated to discuss the presidential race on Univision's “Al Punto.”

And Gabriela Domenzain, director of Hispanic press for the Obama campaign, and Carlos Guitierrez, Hispanic representative for the Romney campaign, will be on Telemundo's “Enfoque.”