Paul Ryan to make Florida debut at The Villagesby George Bennett | August 16th, 2012
Paul Ryan‘s first Florida appearance as Mitt Romney‘s running mate will be at a Saturday morning rally in The Villages, the Central Florida haven for Republican-leaning retirees.
In addition to the outdoor rally, Ryan is scheduled to headline a fundraiser later in the day in Treasure Island near St. Petersburg.
The Villages, about 60 miles northwest of Orlando, is a mandatory stop for any Republican seeking to carry Florida. Republican presidential candidates routinely trek there and Romney has made several visits (including a primary-eve appearance this year in which he famously sang America the Beautiful).
The Villages was also the site of an enormous rally for Sarah Palin in 2008.