WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- With just three weeks to go until the Presidential election, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) is narrowing the focus of his message to Wisconsin voters.
He hosted a town hall event at Carroll University in Waukesha Monday morning.
Congressman Ryan, the Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee, says Wisconsin voters have shown great courage over the last two years by electing leaders that aren't afraid to make tough choices.
He is asking them to make sure they do that once again by electing Mitt Romney.
"We've learned, that if you say to people, 'here's who I am, this is what I believe and this is what I'm going to do,' in Wisconsin we elect them and then they go do it and that's exactly what we're gonna do for the United States of America," said Rep. Ryan.
Ryan then focused almost exclusively on the national debt, using a power point presentation to show people why it will affect them.
"Every man, woman and child's share of the national debt was $36,000 when President Obama came into office. Now, four years of failed leadership and empty promises, its gone up 45 percent. It's $51,000," said Rep. Ryan.
The Congressman says cutting the debt and cutting taxes are the keys to economic growth.
"If you lower tax rates for families, they get more take-home pay," said Rep. Ryan. "They can get ahead, they can save, they can start planning for the future."
Its a message that fired up the partisan crowd.
"This really energized us and we're gonna go out and hopefully go out and pound on some doors and get some votes for him," said Maureen Mejac, a supporter from Brookfield.
"We are the epicenter my friend and if we can turn this around everybody will look back and say it started right here in the State of Wisconsin," said Republican Jerry Hogan.
Ryan ended his speech by noting that its been 28 years since the Wisconsin went red in a Presidential election, when incumbent Ronald Reagan defeated Democratic challenger Walter Mondale.
He says its time to reverse that trend.
WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan takes on President Barack Obama and the nation's deficit at a Waukesha rally.
Ryan spoke to a crowd at Carroll University's field house Monday.
The Romney-Ryan campaign put up a digital scoreboard at one end of the field house that tracked the growth of the national debt by the second. Ryan urged people to watch how fast the numbers are growing. He says Obama has run up more debt than all the nation's previous presidents combined.
From Waukesha, Ryan heads to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend another victory Rally.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann was at today's rally, and will have a full recap of Ryan's speech on 27 News at 5 and 6.
WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Congressman and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan stays in Wisconsin Monday for a rally in Waukesha.
Ryan will attend a town hall at Carroll University. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Van Male Field House on campus. Doors open at 7:00 a.m.
You can watch the event live at www.wkow.com/live and tune into 27 News Monday evening for complete coverage.
Ryan was in Milwaukee Sunday evening for a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate and former Governor Tommy Thompson.
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