Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had a message for the Green Bay Packers who play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Please, please don’t run up the score if the Packers get ahead in the game, he said.
“We are both swing states,” Rubio said. “Take it easy.”
An estimated 800 people were at the Republican Party of Waukesha County’s headquarters Thursday morning during a rally for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s political campaign. The Wisconsin Republicans were cheering especially loud whenever Ryan’s name or the Green Bay Packers was mentioned.
Rubio looked at the packed room on the east side of Waukesha and encouraged the Republicans to keep up their momentum in the last week and a half before the Nov. 6 election between President Barack Obama and Romney.
“We are going to bottle a few gallons of water and milk and some cheese and take it back to Florida,” Rubio said.
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Rubio took aim at a Vice President Joe Biden's confusion this week when Biden mistook Ohio for Iowa during a campaign stop.
“It is great to be here today in Virginia,” joked Rubio in the southeastern Wisconsin community. “Anyway…”
But Rubio, who at one time was mentioned as a possible running mate for Romney, took on a serious note as he pushed for Romney’s election and early voting.
“This is not just a competition between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama,” Rubio said. “This is a competition about the future of our country and what kind of country we are going to have. To really understand what is at stake here, we have to remind ourselves of where we have been.”
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Sen. Ron Johnson was among Wisconsin politicians to warm up the crowd before Rubio took the stage.
“This has been about talking to as many people as possible because we all know what is at stake in this election,” Johnson said.
Taking jabs at Obama’s leadership, Johnson called for undecided voters to support Romney, Ryan and former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who is running against Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the fall.
“He has been totally unable to lead this nation,” Johnson said.
Romney’s been a target of Obama’s attacks for comments Romney’s made about equal pay for women, including the infamous “binders” quote from the second presidential debate.
But Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch spoke to those women voters who are supporting Romney despite the criticism.
“The gender gap is gone,” Kleefisch said. “The fascinating thing about women, friends, we understand how to be mothers, daughters, sisters, the wives, the carpool drivers, the consumer decision makers, the clothes-picker-outers. Ask the man standing next you. We also in this country are the mess cleaner-uppers, aren’t we ladies?
“And, let me you, Barack Obama made a mess. Barack Obama has screwed up our economy, left 23 million Americans out of work, gas prices are up and we are fed up. That is why the gender gap is gone. Women are going to go to the polls and they are going to vote for Romney and Ryan.”