Republican Congressman Paul Ryan is holding a roundtable at Big Ed's restaurant Tuesday morning, appearing on behalf of Mitt Romney's campaign.
Ryan, the much-discussed Republican budget writer, is a possible vice presidential candidate. His trip would make him the second major GOP figure to audition in North Carolina in recent days. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a one-time presidential candidate, spoke at the state GOP convention Saturday.
Ryan's roundtable -- announced at the last minute, late Monday -- is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. at the downtown Raleigh restaurant, a frequent trough for N.C. politicos and reporters that features a Confederate memorial on the wall.