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Hudson-Area Republicans Gather to Watch Paul Ryan's Convention Speech

More than 40 local Republicans — including State Rep. Dean Knudson, State Rep. John Murtha and State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf — gathered at a Hudson watering hole Wednesday night to celebrate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's big night.

More than 40 local Republicans — including State Rep. Dean Knudson, State Rep. John Murtha and State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf — gathered at in Hudson Wednesday night to watch and celebrate as at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

St. Croix County Republican Party Chairman Jesse Garza said he was pleased with the turnout, especially because it was so late on a work night during the back-to-school season.

"I think he did a fantastic job. He pointed out two things — the direction we're going and the direction we need to be in order to solve our problems in this country and get people back to work," Garza said. "People here felt electric over the speech tonight."

St. Croix County Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Stori sent the following statement to Patch on Thursday morning:

It's always exciting when someone from Wisconsin makes national news.  But as a Democrat, many of my personal responses to a Republican speech are likely to be pretty predictable.  I'll just skip over those.  
We have come to expect all politicians to come to convention with views that will appeal to main stream moderate Americans.  So some of Mr. Ryan's speech was startling with it's appeal to the radical right and the Ayn Rand devotees.
But what is really surprising, stunning actually, from last night are the glaring untruths that comprised most of Paul Ryan's speech.  We assume that careful vetting is done on these speeches, so is this what we can expect if this team is elected?
Why, even Fox News figured it out, when they called it "Dazzling........., Deceiving........., and Distracting."  
Sure hope Mr. Romney does better.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will top the Republican ticket in November as he and Ryan face off against President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Knudson will face local attorney Diane Odeen, and Harsdorf will face area teacher Dan Olson this November.

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Dirk A. August 31, 2012 at 01:04 AM
I've never been boozed-up enough to the point where I'd hold up a campaign sign in a bar. Just sayin'.

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