Ryan rallies GOP faithful at fundraiser

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Paul Ryan, US Republican Vice Presidential candidate and US Representative of Wisconsin, Dover, New Hampshire

Paul Ryan, US Republican Vice Presidential candidate and US Representative of Wisconsin (AP photo)

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is rallying the Republican faithful at a fundraiser in his home state of Wisconsin.

Ryan appeared at a fundraiser in Milwaukee on Saturday evening. He told donors in a 15-minute speech that President Barack Obama is driving the country deeper into debt.

The price of admission ranged from $250 for donors under age 35 to $100,000 for couples who wished to be designated “Founding Partners.” Jon Hammes, finance chairman for the Mitt Romney campaign in Wisconsin, told the crowd the event had netted $2.8 million.

The fundraiser comes two days after President Barack Obama made an appearance on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. A Marquette University Law School poll released earlier this week showed Obama with an 11-point lead over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin.

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