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Romney campaign hopes Ryan fires up voters

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The Romney campaign called Monday's campaign event in Lima a Victory Town Hall. But the candidates still know they are very much in the political fight for votes.

And it's winning events like this that will secure that victory on election day.

 It's a place where there are still clear signs of the struggling economy. Mitt Romney sent his running mate Paul Ryan to win over Lima, Ohio voters - and keep support from those who are already behind the ticket.

Lima business owner Karen Barrington said, "It's been a little tough - as everybody seems to know now the current administration is not very pro business and I think Mr. Romney is."

There's a reason Ryan's out on the road  ahead of Romney.  The best political minds say he's the better - more effective campaigner. He already has the passion that analysts think voters are looking for from the ticket's lead man - Mitt Romney. But it's not the only reason this small business owner likes him.

"Of course Paul Ryan graduated from Miami and that's where my son graduated and I was just telling someone today I can see a lot of similarities - like what they say believe in what they have to offer." Barrington said.

Protestors made sure to make some noise.  And  this victory town hall is just two blocks from the Obama campaign's  Allen county field office. 

John Curiel, a team leader for the Obama campaign said it was anything but a victory and that the Republicans need to salvage their campaign.

Republicans need Ohio to get their team into the white house.  Romney needs Ryan to pave the way to his comeback in a state where every vote matters - a state where voters know their politics and their importance. 

Now the Ryan us tour moves on to Cincinnati where voters there will hear why the Republican team wants that big victory.

 

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