Sen. Ron Johnson, Congressman Paul Ryan to Rally in Waukesha Sunday
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus also will take part in rally at GOP campaign headquarters on Pearl Street.
Three key Republican leaders from Wisconsin will stop in Waukesha on Sunday as part of the national “We Did Build This” bus tour spearheaded by the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Matt Romney.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Reince Priebus, a Wisconsinite who is chairman the Republican National Committee, will headline a rally at 3:30 p.m. at the GOP Victory Center, 1701 Pearl St.
The local stop is part of Romney's nationwide effort to position President Barack Obama as anti-business for a comment he made this month at a campaign event in Virginia.
“If you've got a business — you didn't build that," the Democratic president said. "Someone else made that happen."
On Wednesday, state Sen. Alberta Darling joined local business owners at an event at the Waukesha headquarters in which she called the president's comments “a real kick in the gut” to hardworking business owners and the middle class.
Johnson, Priebus and U.S. Reps. Reid Ribble and Tom Petri will hold a similar rally Sunday morning in Green Bay; and Johnson and Ryan will appear together at an evening event in Janesville.