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Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan addresses crowd at Oakland University
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan made a stop in Michigan Monday evening to rally supporters less than a month before November's election.
Ryan was introduced to a crowd of more than 5,000 by rock star and Michigan icon Kid Rock at Oakland University. The VP hopeful spoke about the auto industry doing better, the importance of the American military, tax rates, the debt crisis and how to bring jobs back to America.
"Getting people out of poverty, getting their lives together, and we're not going to spend the next four years blaming other people, we're going to take responsibility," he said.
It has been five weeks since a presidential or vice presidential candidate has visited the Mitten State. People from Mid-Michigan made the trip to Oakland University to hear Ryan speak. Dave Simon is from Grand Blanc and he said he wants to be an informed voter and that's why he chose to show up.
"I'm leaning one direction toward Romney/Ryan, but I want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth, and I want to make sure before I cast my vote, I'm well-informed," said Simon.
Mike Wiley made the drive from Mt. Morris to hear Ryan speak. He's a local inventor and entrepreneur. He said he heard exactly what he wanted.
"I don't think the people in office can create change, and we need it. They call Flint 'Dodge City,' and everybody's getting out of dodge."
Ryan hammered away at President Barack Obama's work in the White House and told the crowd America can't afford four more years.
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