VP Candidate Ryan Campaigns for Thompson in Milwaukee

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan told supporters in Milwaukee last night to complete “Wisconsin’s journey” by electing Tommy Thompson to the U-S Senate, and Mitt Romney to the White House. Ryan, the House Budget chairman from Janesville, highlighted a fundraiser for Thompson at the Harley-Davidson Museum. About 350 people attended, and a couple of other Wisconsin G-O-P heavyweights spoke – including Governor Scott Walker and national Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus. Thompson is in a tight race with House Democrat Tammy Baldwin for the Senate seat that’s being given up by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl. It’s been 28 years since Wisconsin carried a Republican to a presidential victory. But Ryan said the G-O-P’s gains from two years ago, and Walker’s recall election victory in June, provide momentum for electing Romney and Thompson. Ryan said the former governor’s place in history was quote, “already so well written.” And he called Thompson a man who “engineered some of the most successful ideas in public policy in a generation.” Walker said Republicans have made over two-million contacts with voters since July – and he said it would take quote, “money, message, and manpower” to get Thompson and Romney elected three weeks from tomorrow.