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Marco Rubio Stumps for Romney/Ryan at Waukesha Campaign Stop

An estimated 800 people were at the Republican Party of Waukesha County's rally with the Florida senator.

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.”

Wisconsin Politicians Advocate for Republican Leadership

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.” 

Keith Best October 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM
The energy was outstanding. Over 800 people came out for a couple of senators, Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio. The Romney/ Ryan Surge is undeniable and unstoppable.
John Wilson October 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Rubio should have taken Ron Johnson back to Florida with him; maybe the two of them could start another "Forced Birth" movement... Johnson has not done anything for this state and Rubio is just fluff…
St. Swithin October 26, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Why is a senator from Florida here? Seriously, I want to know.
gg October 27, 2012 at 01:11 AM
UH, He's campaigning for Romney. Have you been living in a cave?
Keith Best October 27, 2012 at 02:05 PM
After Romney/ Ryan lead this country back to prosperity for the next 8 years, I look forward to a Ryan/ Rubio ticket in 2020.
Colter95 October 27, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Consider these facts before you vote: 1. Is the economy better off now than it was four years ago? Based on the evidence, I'd have to say no. Wages are down, the the prices of everything we buy is up. The price of gas has doubled. Good jobs are scarce. 2. Are the slight "up tics" in the economy a solid trend in the right direction? I don't think so. First, the gains are very slight. Second, I believe they are the result in the temporary stimulus by the Federal Reserve, in which they printed a lot of new money. It provides a slight bump now, but the cost will come later - after the election. Ben Bernanke is trying to save Obama's job, along with his own. 3. The continual misrepresentation of Romney on the auto bailout by the Obama administration. Obama appears to be taking complete credit for the bailout, while simultaneously saying that Romney was for liquidation of the auto industry. This is an absolute falsehood. It was Bush who initiated the bailout and TARP. Obama continued it and then expanded it, to his credit. However, Romney was one of the first to say that the industry needed to go through bankruptcy reorganization, and eventually they did exactly that. He also said that any needed loans should come from the private sector. He never said that the industry should be liquidated, or that he would deny federal funds if he were president, and private sector funds were not available. Obama lies! 4. The Benghazi coverup and lies.
St. Swithin October 29, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Uh, did you fail geography, gg? He's from Florida, which is no where close to us. Florida is also having an election as I recall. So why does Romney need some guy from a different state 1000 miles away to tell Wisconsinites how to vote?
Colter95 October 31, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Obama has been an economic disaster the last four years, and this Benghazi disgrace is completely unacceptable... This country does not reward failure and dishonesty out of the White House... http://obamalies.net/list-of-obamas-failures http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/patti-schmidt-list-of-obama-s-failures-is-long/article_7a139146-fec2-11e1-8e81-0019bb2963f4.html http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/08/obamas-foreign-policy-failures-catalogued.php http://www.facebook.com/notes/republican-security-council/the-top-10-obama-flip-flops-by-ari-fleischer/171275079638338 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100083104/the-u-turn-president-barack-obama-top-ten-flip-flops/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/ You see, it's easy to run on a slogan, like Obama did in 2008... Hope and change, baby... It's much harder to do once you have a record that can be reviewed... He also said in 2008 that if he didn't get the job done in four years, that it would be a one term deal... Well, he hasn't delivered, so time to let him keep his word... Romney/Ryan 2012

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