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Ryan fires up Wis. GOP

| Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, 8:32 p.m.

MILWAUKEE — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan urged attendees on Sunday at a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson to complete what he called “Wisconsin's journey” by electing Thompson and Mitt Romney.

Ryan headlined the fundraiser at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee that attracted about 300 people and GOP luminaries including Gov. Scott Walker. Thompson's campaign did not have an immediate estimate on how much money was raised.

Wisconsin hasn't voted for a Republican for president since Ronald Reagan in 1984, but Ryan said recent gains by the party in 2010 and victories in other races, including Walker's recall in June, have it poised to deliver for Romney and Thompson in just over three weeks.

“Everything we can possibly do has to be done. And when we do that, we will look back at this moment as the day Wisconsin completed its journey,” Ryan said.

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