La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- The Romney campaign bus made a stop in La Crosse Thursday, though neither Romney nor Ryan was on the bus.
The bus tour is aimed at highlighting the Romney-Ryan plan for Medicare and the economy.
Brian Schimming, the vice chair of The Wisconsin Republican Party spoke.
Schimming was joined by local Republicans, state senate candidate Bill Feehan, and Ray Boland, who is running for Congress.
Schimming says the addition of Rep. Paul Ryan to the ticket gives Romney a boost in Wisconsin. The Romney campaign believes the state's ten electoral votes can make a difference in November.
"Wisconsin is a targeted state," Schimming said. "There are about 10 or 15 states in the country that are really going to make a difference in whether Romney and Ryan go to the White House and Wisconsin is one of them. And the Coulee Region is very important."
Meanwhile, President Obama won the state by 14 percentage points in 2008, and Democrats remain confident he can take Wisconsin again in November.
Vicki Burke, chair of the La Crosse County Democrats, says while the Ryan announcement may give Republicans an initial boost, it will fade by November.
"I still think that will be true, that they will give that support to President Obama because they know he has worked hard and he inherited a very difficult situation, and that we are on the road to recovery," Burke said.
Wisconsin has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan's re-election.
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