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Romney, Ryan & Walker to Host 'Homecoming Rally' in Waukesha

Thousands expected at rally featuring Mitt Romney, his new running mate, Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP U.S. Senate candidate at the Waukesha County Expo Center.

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be joined by his new running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, as well as Gov. Scott Walker for a “Homecoming rally” at the Waukesha County Expo Center on Sunday.

The rally, which begins at 6 p.m., is all a part of Romney’s bus tour, “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class.” Organizers are hoping to get 5,000 people to show up for the event.

Walker announced he’ll also be attending the rally, as well as GOP U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson,  Eric Hovde and Jeff Fitzgerald.

In an email sent to Republicans around the county, Keith Best, the public relations chair for the Waukesha County GOP said:

"Come on out and help energize this state for brother Paul Ryan. Ryan will make an excellent vice president as we take back this country...We want a big crowd. History is being made and you are invited to be a part of it."

Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas hailed the selection of Ryan — and the decision to hold the rally here.

"The pick of Paul Ryan is important in that it puts Wisconsin in position to vote for a Republican ticket for the first time since 1984. Not only in Wisconsin but all over the country Romney and Ryan as a team will have broad appeal to voters of all ages," he told Patch.  Waukesha County is critical to putting Wisconsin in the Republican column and we will work hard to get the job done."

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Michael A. Crowley, a Waukesha County Board supervisor and active Republican, said picking the county was a logical choice for Sunday's rally.

"This is exciting for Wisconsin. Being a key state, Paul Ryan as the running mate will secure many other key states for a sure win for the Republican Party," he told Patch. "Waukesha County is the place to kick off the rallies. I'm proud and excited for Paul Ryan and for Wisconsin."

The presidential nominee Saturday morning, dubbing themselves "America's Comeback Team." The two are attending a victory rally” at the NASCAR Technical Institute in North Carolina before jetting to Waukesha for the Sunday night rally.

While the event is free and open to the public, tickets will be required for entry. Anyone interested in going needs to register online or show up extra early to the expo center to acquire a ticket.

Doors open at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

ron mastropietro August 13, 2012 at 03:35 AM
This is a question for liberals, much to easy for republicans, so don't give the answer away. When social security was introduced we had 60 workers paying in for one person on s.c. Twenty years later we had 30 workers paying for one collecting, today we have 3 workers for one. How long will it take to have one to one? Which will not work. Can you say San Bernardino? Love arguing politics with LIBS it's so easy. To my liberal friends enjoy the kool-aid.
IM4ULORD August 13, 2012 at 05:09 PM
My dear Kathy, You need to step away from the Kool-Aide. Obama hasn't put forth anything. Not one budget in the almost four years he was elected to office. Remember it is the Democrats who, during the last two years of the Bush administration and the first two years of the Obama administration, held the majority in both houses and did absolutely nothing except run this country into the ground. When are you simple-minded people going to realize that this is exactly where Obama wants this country to be so that he can pursue his and Soros' socialist agenda? We I have news for you guys, we the patriots of this country will not ever allow our country to fall to socialism. You have awoken the proverbial giant.
IM4ULORD August 13, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Don't even know what to say........it is sad that there are so many who fall under the Obama trance.
ron mastropietro August 13, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Here's one problem with Obama today he stumping around the mid west speaking to farmers and he offers 170 million dollars to them for food for the poor. His reasoning for this was to help ailing farmers deal with the drought. Seems pretty noble the problem is when he's in Washington he raises the death tax to the point where the children can't afford to keep these farms after their parents die. He passed a law stating if you're 15 years old living on a farm your father can't teach you how to operate equipment.He did the same thing to coal miners in 2008 with clean coal technology and then Biden said we need to advance clean coal tech. for the Chinese, but we want no part of coal in this country. Same thing with oil. He said we produced more oil than we ever did during his presidency, this is true, what he doesn't tell you is it only increased on private land actually went down on federal sites. The only truth he ever spoke was when he addressed the muslim people in pakistan 2008 and said he was sorry for our arrogance.
Bernard Forand August 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM
@ Keith the changes are for those under 55 is more republican bull. Some changes will be immediate. Final stages will be completed as the progress further in the complete SHUTDOWN of Medicare. Your voucher will only be a discount card as you try to negotiate with a return of the health care monopolized insurance companies. Nothing changed except more death panels to determine which of you will be first. Ryan's signature proposal would change the popular Medicare health plan for the elderly into a voucher program that would give future retirees a fixed amount of money to buy traditional Medicare insurance or competing private plans. Ryan says that approach would rein in spiraling medical costs that threaten the program's solvency in coming decades. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that one version of Ryan's plan, passed by the House last year, would increase retirees' out-of-pocket medical costs by about $6,400 annually. Many retirees live on less than $14,000 annually. Another tactic of the republicans, “expedite the death of the weak” Reduces the cost, to the death panels. 12 Things You Should Know About Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan," Think Progress, August 11, 2012 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=278662&id=48818-18896842-LWo0J9x&t=5

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