Friday, August 17, 2012

Republican VP Candidate, Paul Ryan, Makes a Stop at Walsh University

Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Congressman, made one of his first campaign stops as Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick at Walsh University in Canton on Thursday morning.  Approximately 1700 attendees heard his 22-minute speech where Mr. Ryan touched on his conservative philosophy, Mitt Romney's stance on turning around American businesses, and took some time for some well-placed jabs at one of his opponent's recent gaffes.

Local elected officials were in attendance to welcome Mr. Ryan to Canton, including Congressman Jim Renacci of the 16th US Congressional District.  Congressman Renacci introduced the veep pick to the waiting crowd after Stark County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton and Congressman Bob Gibbs, 18th Congressional District, warmed up the crowd and gave their support to the Republican presidential ticket.

Mr. Ryan was also in Ohio on Wednesday visiting his alma mater, Miami University.  Ohio, as usual, is a very important swing state in this November's election and has already seen its fair share of presidential election campaign visits.  President Obama has visited the state multiple times over the course of the last few months.