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Ryan in Va.: Obama appealing to 'lowest fears'

Associated Press Modified: November 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm •  Published: November 3, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is pitching the GOP ticket as one focused on serious solutions in the face of opponents "appealing to our lowest fears."

Ryan's most recent visit to battleground Virginia consisted of a brief rally Saturday at an airport hangar, his chartered jet just outside the open door. Hundreds chanted "three more days" — the time left until Election Day.

Ryan said that Romney's experience in business and government makes him best suited to handle the country's economic problems.

The Republican ticket has concentrated heavily on Virginia to help flip a state that Democrats won four years ago. Mitt Romney was scheduled to return to the area on Sunday and again on Monday.

President Barack Obama was campaigning farther north later Saturday. The state's 13 electoral votes are at stake.

"We all love this country, whether you're Republican, Democratic or independent," the Wisconsin congressman said. "We love this country. We've got serious problems in this country. That requires serious solutions. In order to put serious solutions in place you need to elect a leader."

Ryan accused Obama of waging a campaign based on small things and not the big problems facing the country. "Now, he's appealing to our lowest fears," Ryan said.

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