Paul Ryan to Campaign in Florida Saturday
The Wisconsin congressman will make his first Florida stop since Mitt Romney tapped him to share the GOP ticket in his presidential bid.
Paul Ryan will bring the Republican presidential campaign to Florida on Saturday, when he visits the Villages retirement community, northwest of Orlando, and then a private country club on Treasure Island.
The Wisconsin Congressman will target Florida's robust retirement population, when he visits the Villages, an age-restricted gated community of 8,000 where the residents drive golf carts and there is a high proportion of GOP voters.
Ryan also will make a fundraising stop at the exclusive, members-only Club at Treasure Island, at 400 Treasure Island Causeway.
The visit is the first by Ryan since presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced the Congressman as his running mate.
Although public access will be limited at both events, the Florida Consumer Action Network is planning a protest outside the Club at Treasure Island private fundraiser at 4 p.m. Saturday.
According to an Action Network news release, protesters "will stand up to Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney’s plan to end Medicare as we know it to pay for tax cuts for the rich.
"Ryan’s budget would give millionaires an average tax cut of $300,000 a piece, while ending Medicare as we know it by turning it to a voucher system for future Medicare recipients," the news release added.
"Mitt Romney has endorsed Paul Ryan’s budget and said he would sign it into law if he were president."
Doors open for Ryan's event at the Villages at 7:30 a.m., with the program slated to begin at 9 a.m.