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Paul Ryan makes late campaign stop at HIA

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Nov 3, 2012 6:47 PM

(Middletown) -- A majority of polls show President Obama leading Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, but Republicans are trying to rouse voters in the 11th hour in the state.

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At a rally at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan laid into President Obama's economic policy, and said the president hasn't done enough to help those who are out of work. "We need to help these kinds of people who are slipping through the cracks get the skills they need to get the jobs they want for the 21st century to provide for their families to get back on their path to prosperity."

Ryan said he was disappointed with the last jobs report, which showed the economy added more than 170,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent, due to a large number of people entering the workforce.

Ryan said if elected, Romney would draw upon his business experience to help spur economic growth.  "We have a jobs crisis. Wouldn't it be nice to actually have a job creator in the White House for a change?"

About 2,000 supporters crowded the hangar to listen to the Wisconsin Congressman, and many had been turned away because of a lack of space.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit Morrisville in the eastern part of the state at a campaign event Sunday afternoon.

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