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Wed September 5, 2012
Politics

Paul Ryan To Campaign In Colorado Springs Thursday

Colorado’s status as a battleground state seems secure at the moment. Following two campaign visits by the President in the last week, Paul Ryan will be stopping in Colorado Springs Thursday.

It was a quiet Labor Day weekend for campaigning by the Romney camp, but they are getting back into the swing of the election. Paul Ryan stopped in Westlake, Ohio Tuesday where he criticized the President with the Reagan question for voters against Jimmy Carter, “Are you better off now than four years ago?

Jimmy Carter is again a topic of discussion in the race, following Mitt Romney’s remarks involving Carter that arose during the one year anniversary of the Osama bin Laden raid. The Obama campaign had an opportunity to respond Ryan Tuesday night with a video message by Jimmy Carter himself that was played during the Democratic National Convention.

Paul Ryan’s last visit to Colorado was a stop in Lakewood that focused on the budget and the President’s record on the economy. Energy, a hot topic in Colorado, was also an issue brought to bear against Obama.

While the August event was more of a chance for the state to meet the newly selected VP choice, the campaign stop Thursday is labeled as a "victory rally" by the Romney campaign. The rally will be held at WestPac Restorations in Colorado Springs starting around 10 a.m.