Presidential campaigns headed for Wisconsin

"I was actually at an early morning budget meeting at the White House. At the end of the meeting, one of the White House aides came in and said 'Somebody just flew a plane into the World Trade Center.' When I got back to my office, you could see the smoke billowing up from over the Pentagon, and people were running up the side streets, getting away from the Capitol. In the mid-afternoon, our staff got together in a circle and prayed. We went back to the steps of the Capitol to do a press conference. All of us, Democrats, Republicans together, and we spontaneously broke out into 'America the Beautiful.' That was one of those moments where there was not a dry eye." - Janesville GOP Rep. and Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan Image by Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Presidential campaigns headed for Wisconsin

By Michele Fiore. CREATED Sep 15, 2012

OLDSMAR, Fla. - GOP vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan thinks the Federal Reserve is making a mistake in its effort to improve the economy.

While campaigning in Florida Saturday, Ryan discounted the Federal Reserve's plan to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds in an effort to keep interest rates low won't work.

Ryan said the plan would help banks and Wall Street but not people.

A crowd of voters cheered when Ryan said although President Obama inherited a difficult situation, he didn't make things any better, he made things worse.

Ryan is heading to Middleton, Wisconsin, for a fundraiser late Saturday and to see his family. 

There are no public appearances scheduled for his time in Middleton this weekend. 

Meantime, President Obama will be campaigning in Wisconsin soon.

He'll attend a fundraiser at the Milwaukee Theatre on Saturday, September 22nd.





Michele Fiore

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Michele Fiore joined TODAY’S TMJ4 in 2013 after spending two years as a part-time reporter/anchor for our sister station, Newsradio 620 WTMJ.