MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- About 50 protesters have gathered outside a fundraiser held by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson in Milwaukee.
On Sunday, Deborah Wiersum of Kenosha carried a sign that said "Don't Mess With Medicare." Wiersum said she opposes Ryan's proposal to change Medicare into a voucher program.
The 62-year-old Wiersum said her 84-year-old mother also opposes the plan, even though it would not affect her because of her age.
Wiersum said she is protesting both Ryan and Thompson, who faces Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the Senate race.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore showed up outside the event and called Ryan and Thompson a "dangerous duo" who will devastate the middle class by ending Medicare and Medicaid.
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