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Paul Ryan visits Wisconsin volunteers Tuesday


LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- Superstorm Sandy has taken much of the wind out of the presidential campaigns.

President Obama spent Tuesday in Washington. He'll visit storm victims in New Jersey Wednesday.

Mitt Romney was in Ohio Tuesday to help with a nationwide food drive for the victims.

Romney's running mater, Paul Ryan, visited Wisconsin campaign offices in La Crosse and Hudson where volunteers are putting that effort together.

Paul and Jana Ryan greeted supporters and thanked volunteers for bringing in dozens of boxes worth of non-perishable food items.

All of the food collected at the Romney-Ryan offices around the state will be shipped to a Red Cross distribution center in New Jersey, one of the states hardest hit by Sandy.

Ryan didn't mention the presidential race at all, instead keeping things strictly focused on the victims.

"We've got a lot of our fellow Americans in the Northeast who are hurting right now. This storm has hit America hard. Let's keep the people who are suffering in our thoughts and prayers. And let's say a special prayer for those who have lost their lives in this storm. I just want to thank everybody for coming together and doing this," Ryan said to volunteers.

Ryan was joined by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will head back to Wisconsin on Tuesday along with the wife of his running mate.

Ryan will stop by campaign centers in La Crosse and Hudson to thank volunteers who are delivering or collecting items for storm relief efforts. All centers in Wisconsin are collecting donations Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ryan will be in La Crosse around 2:20 p.m. and Hudson around 5:15 p.m. WKOW will be live streaming Ryan's La Crosse stop. Watch it here.
Meanwhile, Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will visit a Green Bay campaign center Tuesday morning.

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