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Ryan rallies supporters in Ashwaubenon


Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigned in Northeastern Wisconsin Wednesday.

Roughly 1,200 people packed the Cornerstone Community Center in Ashwaubenon. Wisconsin is still considered a toss-up state. That's why Ryan made sure his message was loud and clear.

But, the theme of Ryan's rally was more about connecting with his supporters. Ryan took questions from those who attended the rally, with topics ranging from balancing the budget to health care.

"In 2008 President Obama promised a lot of change. You are also promising big things. But, one thing he didn't do was give a deadline. Do you have a deadline?" One supporter asked Ryan.

"Yes," Ryan answered. "It's called a budget. We're going to have one and we're going to pass it and we're going to do it in a timely fashion."

Governor Scott Walker introduced Ryan. But, before that happened Walker urged the crowd to get involved and help Romney and Ryan get elected.

But, Wisconsin has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984.

However many say Ryan's hometown advantage will help him win over voters.

"We need someone in the White House with Mitt Romney that can balance a budget, that knows how to run a government like a small business would be run," supporter Beth Richgels said.

"He's what we need," another supporter echoed. "He should have a hometown advantage no matter what home because it is the families that are effected."

Ryan continues on the campaign trail throughout the week. He hopes stops in his home state will lead him to the White House.

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