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Ryan gets warm receptions at 2 town hall meetings

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FRANKLIN, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Congressman Paul Ryan continues to draw capacity crowds at town hall meetings, most recently in Waterford and Franklin.

About 250 people crammed into the Waterford City Hall on Thursday, where people peppered Ryan with questions about Medicare and government spending.

At a second stop, about 400 people gathered in a high school auditorium in Franklin.

Ryan received generally warm receptions at both. In Waterford, 68-year-old Ken Thiede (TEE'-dee) of nearby Rochester thanked Ryan for being a leader who stands up for the little guy.

But Amy Kinosian of Eagle pressed Ryan on federal spending. The 58-year-old fifth-grade teacher said Ryan was ignoring the economic harm caused by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the Bush tax cuts.

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