In liberal Minnesota, no less.
With a new American Future Fund poll showing Mitt Romney with a once unthinkable one-point lead in liberal Minnesota, Paul Ryan on Sunday went to the state President Barack Obama won by more than 10 percentage points and drew a crowd of nearly 6,500 people.
Ryan’s campaign appearance there represented how the Romney campaign was aggressively playing offense on Obama’s electoral turf to expand the electoral map. Obama has spent the last weeks of the campaign on defense, trying to hold onto states — like Minnesota and Wisconsin — he comfortably won in 2008 and were once included in the campaign’s baseline of states guaranteed to go into Obama’s electoral column,
According to NBC News, it was Ryan’s largest solo event to date.
- Landslide Watch: Romney Up in Colorado, Ohio and Minnesota – Tied in Pennsylvania (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Ryan Draws Big Crowd in Blue Minnesota (abcnews.go.com)