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Paul Ryan Coming to Racine Wednesday

Days before the election, Republican vice presidential candidate and 1st District congressman will visit Memorial Hall.

Updated at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to include details of Obama visit

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will visit Racine on Wednesday afternoon.

Billed as a victory rally from the Romney-Ryan campaign, Ryan is slated to visit Memorial Hall at 2:15 p.m. with a mix of state and national GOP names.

Tickets are free, but registration is required by visiting the campaign's website.

Doors open at 12:15, and the program is scheduled to begin at 2:15 p.m. Residents will be subject to airport-style security as they enter the hall. Bags will not be allowed, but cameras are permitted. Signs, umbrellas and sharp objects are also prohibited.

Wednesday is a busy day for Ryan. Before he heads into Racine, he'll make stops in Eau Claire and Green Bay as well.

On Tuesday, Ryan is stopping at GOP victory centers in La Crosse and Hudson, and using the stops as collection points for donations to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

Other big names are also making a point of stopping in Wisconsin this week.

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is stopping in Green Bay on Tuesday, and Vice President Joe Biden returns for stops in Beloit and Superior on Friday.

Biden was in Wisconsin last week for stops at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Parkside in Kenosha.

And Tuesday afternoon, the campaign of President Barack Obama announced that he would campaign in Green Bay on Thursday morning. Free tickets are available on the campaign's website.

GearHead October 30, 2012 at 02:41 PM
This will be great. I've got my tickets!
FreeThought Troy October 30, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Hey! Paul Ryan in a swing state. That's great! Here is my question... he gonna make a quick last minute debate with Zerban? .. didn't think so, either.
Bren October 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM
What is the "victory" here? That Ryan successfully makes it to Racine? ; )
L.Gralton October 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Does Kapenga spend more time in front of the mirror or fighting with republican s?
Keith R. Deschler October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM
unfortunate that Ryan could not have done one debate with myself and Rob Zerban, but I do think that he is "playing the percentages" and is focused upon the big prize with Romney. If Ryan wins both the VP and House positions, then maybe we get a chance to have a full airing of our positions on the issues in the spring.
C. Sanders October 31, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Romney will win, and the Office of the President will pass from the amateur to one that will lead this Nation.
Colter95 October 31, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Why we need another change in 2012: 
Obama has been an economic disaster the last four years, and this Benghazi disgrace is completely unacceptable... This country does not reward failure and dishonesty out of the White House... http://obamalies.net/list-of-obamas-failures http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/patti-schmidt-list-of-obama-s-failures-is-long/article_7a139146-fec2-11e1-8e81-0019bb2963f4.html http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/08/obamas-foreign-policy-failures-catalogued.php http://www.facebook.com/notes/republican-security-council/the-top-10-obama-flip-flops-by-ari-fleischer/171275079638338 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100083104/the-u-turn-president-barack-obama-top-ten-flip-flops/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/ You see, it's easy to run on a slogan, like Obama did in 2008... Hope and change, baby... It's much harder to do once you have a record that can be reviewed... He also said in 2008 that if he didn't get the job done in four years, that it would be a one term deal... Well, he hasn't delivered, so time to let him keep his word... Romney/Ryan 2012
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 01:35 PM
This is what I find so amazing. Conservative constantly gripe about "Liberal Bias" in the media. Yet, when making an argument, they use sources so completely biased, they don't even hide that. Half (and that is generous) of these sources have been debunked on so many occasions it is a news story if they acctually get something correct. So much for the argument of objectivity. What a joke.
CowDung October 31, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Now do you see what happens when you let these out of state propaganda spammers into the thread?
oak creek resident October 31, 2012 at 01:59 PM
@Nothought BOY why WOULD he???? I can't remember ANY VP candidate debating any candidates for their current seats. It's pretty much assumed the VP candidate won't do that. But for uninformed complete MORONS like you, its a big deal? Boy, you are one of the most uninformed ignorant people on here. Better just keep your mouth shut, you are showing the rest of us just how ignorant you are.
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I think I am just beginning to understand. Again, I am agreeing with you, CowDung. Should I be worried? : )
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Wow - oaf creed answering with a personal insult and nothing positive to say. What a surprise. Not only is Mr. Ryan a VP Candidate, he is also running for congressional re election. An informed individual like your self should know this, right? His only effort seems to be TV commercials. I guess that explains his committment to his congressional district. At any rate, thank you for the insults, oak creek. Good to know I can depend on something.
CowDung October 31, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Be afraid--Be very afraid...
AWD October 31, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Mitt Romney will win the November 6th election by 6-8 points. Take it to the bank! When have I ever been wrong? America has decided that Obama is not the answer. He is the problem. What does it say when an American president is endorsed by Cuba, Russia, China, Iran, and Muslims? This election is over. Take it to the bank. Mitt Romney will be the next President. He’s a good, decent man who doesn’t hate his country. Democrats no longer represent anything that is good for America.
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 03:02 PM
So much for the American Ideal of compromise, huh? This is why nothing gets done in Washington and the approval rating for Congress is the lowest it's been in our history.
C. B. October 31, 2012 at 03:22 PM
@ FreeThought. I will do this minus the insults. Ryan is running for two positions it is true, but history has shown us that both republicans and democrats who are runninng for VP and their current seat do not particpate in debates in their local election. It would take away from the national election in the sense that it would show confidence in winning that election. Lets say BIden debated 4 years ago to hold on to his seat locally, which his name was on the ballot for, would you see this as a sign of his belief in winning the White House. Of course not and that is why Ryan will not debate Zerban. Learn to live with it, because if will happen the other way again and you will try to spin it again to your beliefs.
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
@ CB - I concede. My comment was snarky and a built on one of Zerban's talking points. You are, of course, completely right.
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I disagree with the no-debate premise. I find it unacceptable that some voters in the 1st District find it acceptable to use "because that's the way it's always done" as a good reason to not debate. I find it odd that Rep. Ryan apparently does as well. As a voter in the 1st District, I want to hear from the candidates - live and in person - answering the same questions. I think a live candidates forum is invaluable and I am not interested in whether or not it's been done before.
Bob McBride October 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Did Joe Biden debate Christine O'Donnell when he was simultaneously running for VP and as the incumbent for his Senate seat?
CowDung October 31, 2012 at 04:02 PM
What makes Ryan so special that he has to be the only VP candidate in history to debate his opponent for his Congressional seat? Historical precedent seemed to be a good enough to be claimed as the reason to justify wanting Romney to release several years of tax returns. Fact is, running for the highest office in the land doesn't lend itself to making time for local debates, and before Romney-Obama, many considered debates to be more of a formality than something that is going to influence voters. Like it or not, national office takes the priority and Ryan isn't the first VP candidate to hold that belief, nor will he be the last.
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 04:04 PM
@Bob - no, Biden did not debate his opponent, nor has any other VP candidate who has run for state office at the same time. Still ... I reject the precedent reason for Rep. Ryan and also would have had I lived in Delaware and didn't get a debate between Biden and O'Donnell.
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 04:10 PM
There is nothing special about Paul Ryan. Nothing at all. BURN!!! C'mon, that was a little funny.
Bob McBride October 31, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Just because you reject the precedent doesn't mean it isn't a legitimate precedent, Heather. Given how close the presidential race is currently and taking into account how the storm out east has effected campaigning during these last few days, even were there not a precedent in place, it would be foolish for Ryan or any other VP candidate in a similar position to take time away from the presidential campaign to engage in a debate with a congressional opponent. There will be no debate.
morninmist October 31, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Hey #lyingRyan==lookie here--a brand new poll: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/wisconsin-poll-obama-by-8-points Wisconsin Poll: Obama By 8 Points Kyle Leighton 1:33 PM EDT, Wednesday October 31, 2012 President Obama has re-opened a solid lead in Wisconsin, according to a poll released Wednesday from in-state institution Marquette University Law School. Obama sees 51 percent to Republican candidate Mitt Romney's 43 percent in the current number, a big jump from the small 1-point edge that Obama held in mid-October.
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