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2016 Presidential Election Coverage

By Kay Nolan, November 5, 2016

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics. This article ran in the November 5, 2016 issue.

Ryan urges GOP voters to 'come home' and vote, Johnson hits Feingold at rally

MUKWONAGO —- House Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP voters Saturday “it’s time to come home and go out and vote,” while U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson warned there is a “razor-thin margin” in his race with Dem Russ Feingold.

Meanwhile, GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence called Donald Trump “a winner, a fighter” during a rally here. “And until very recently it seemed like he was out there fighting all on his own,” Pence said.

“But now this movement is coming together, this party is coming together, Wisconsin is coming together. Let’s elect Donald Trump the next president of the United States.”

The three, along with U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Gov. Scott Walker, and other GOP candidates addressed a crowd gathered at Field Park in Mukwonago, a largely rural community at the far southwest corner of Waukesha County. Johnson’s campaign said more than 500 attended.

The rally was not far from Walworth County, where Pence was supposed to appear last month at a GOP rally. But Ryan pulled Trump’s invitation to the
event following the release of a 2005 videotape showing him making vulgar comments about women, and Pence dropped out.

Pence, who said “I was for Ron Johnson before he was cool,” said the Oshkosh Republican brought common sense to Washington, “just like another businessman we’re going to send to the White House.”