February 14, 2016

GOP’s Romney buses roll through state

Mitt Romney For America buses continue touring through Wisconsin today. At visit to the Racine GOP Victory Center Monday, as lightning bolts from a quick thunderstorm served as the backdrop, the bus brought plenty of excitement for the many volunteers.

State Republican Party Vice Chairman Brian Schimming said their touring has elicited reaction everywhere including in his home base of Madison.

AUDIO:  Schimming on reception by Occupy Madison group (:18)

Former state Senator Van Wanggaard said the Romney-Ryan ticket is talking about issues facing all Americans. “We’ve got guys now that are talking from their heart,” said Wanggaard who is looking forward to the Ryan-Biden Vice Presidential debate. “I will be home in front of my TV, three hours ahead of time, with the popcorn ready because this really going to be interesting.”

The buses are part of a 72 county campaign which doesn’t include appearances by the candidates, although other Republican elected officials are making appearances today. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson will be in Milwaukee, Kimberly, and Wausau. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will be in Madison.

Meanwhile, Democrats continue backing President Obama’s run for second term with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick making stops in Wisconsin today. Patrick succeeded Romney as governor, after Romney’s retirement. The Democratic governor is meeting with senior citizens in Madison before making an appearance in Milwaukee.

Tom Karkow-WRJN contributed to this report

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