September 2, 2014

Ryan campaigns in Eau Claire

It was back to campaign issues today for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, as he continued a sweep across his native state of Wisconsin.

Speaking this morning to a standing-room only crowd at a conference center in Eau Claire, Ryan encouraged people to donate to the Red Cross to help victims of hurricane Sandy. He then moved on to next Tuesday’s election, less than a week away, and told the crowd to think about the big decision voters will need to make. Ryan says Wisconsin “is at the epicenter of this decision.”

Ryan said he and Mitt Romney would begin work on day one to put the country back on the right track by focusing on a path to end Obamacare, cutting regulations on businesses, and opening up federal lands to drilling for oil.

Ryan encouraged supporters to vote early and use the next few days to talk to friends, relatives and neighbors to make sure they go to the polls.

The GOP vice presidential nominee will continue campaigning in the state today, with stops in Green Bay and Racine. On the Democratic side, former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear in Eau Claire this evening on behalf of President Barack Obama.

AUDIO: Dan Lea reports (:48)