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COPY-VP candidate makes campaign stop in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Voters in the Chippewa Valley are getting a treat this Halloween, as the campaign trail leads to Eau Claire.

Former President Bill Clinton is campaigning here Wednesday night on behalf of President Barack Obama.  He's scheduled to be at the Ramada Convention Center in a few hours.

Earlier in the day, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was at the Florian Gardens for a rally of his own.  Congressman Ryan addressed a crowd of around 1,200 people for 17 minutes.

"I've got to tell you, it's good to be home," says Paul Ryan, (R) candidate for Vice President.

Congressman Ryan kicked off Wednesday's campaign stop by talking about his ties to the Chippewa Valley.

"You know, my deer camp growing up was in Fairchild not too far from here in the southern part of the county," says Ryan.

The congressman then moved onto the issues.

"If borrowing and taxing and spending and regulating and money printing worked, we would've known by now.  It doesn't work," says Ryan.

Congressman Ryan says people deserve real solutions to the problems facing America and the economy.

"We owe you solutions grounded in those founding and timeless principles, freedom, liberty, free enterprise, self-determination, the government works for us and not the other way around," says Ryan.

He says those principles apply to area's like energy.

"We have sand we're sending out to North Dakota that is actually keeping jobs right here in Wisconsin," says Ryan.  "We have so much energy, lets use that energy in America and put people back to work and lower our gas prices, lower our home heating prices, this creates jobs."

Along with education.

"We've got to make sure people get the skills they need, that means get the bureaucracy out of the way in Washington, get them the skills they need so they can get the jobs they want in the 21st century and fix our education system," says Ryan.

With under a week until election day, Congressman Ryan also underlined Wisconsin's importance.

"We've got a big decision to make and guess what?  Wisconsin is at the epicenter of this decision," says Ryan.  "Each generation of Americans confronts its problems so the next generation is better off, we've always done that in this country.  And on Tuesday, we can make sure we do it again."

Congressman Ryan also made stops on Wednesday in Green Bay and Racine.

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