With less than a week to go, Paul Ryan makes campaign stop in Racine

RACINE -- Election Day is less that one week away, and candidates are hard at work on the campaign trail in this final stretch. As a battleground state, Wisconsin will be the site of many campaign stops leading up to Election Day, and Wednesday, October 31st, the Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan made a loop around his home state. FOX6 News caught up with Ryan at a stop in Racine.

At Memorial Hall in Racine, Ryan told supporters the choice is clear in this election, and all that's left is casting a ballot.

"It's not too late to turn things around and get this country back on track," Ryan said.

Despite polls showing President Barack Obama widening his lead in Wisconsin, Ryan said he believes the race is close enough that Mitt Romney can take the state's 10 electoral votes.

Democratic state representative Cory Mason of Racine says the more people know about Ryan's political ideas, the less they like them. Working at a busy Obama campaign office in Racine -- a few blocks from Memorial Hall, Mason argued Ryan's plan would hurt the middle class.

"We've got 31 months of job growth. We've got a course that we know will work.  It's that or going back to the same policies that got us into this mess in the first place," Mason said.

Ryan left supporters in Racine with a single message: their participation could decide this election.

"As Racine County goes, so goes Wisconsin. As Wisconsin goes, so goes America. Racine, you ready to help us win this thing?" Ryan said.

From Racine, Ryan will head to Ohio and Iowa.