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Ryan luncheon Friday in Oldham county hot and pricey ticket

Romney Ryan campaign sign. Romney Ryan campaign sign.
The gate on the property where the fundraiser will be held. The gate on the property where the fundraiser will be held.
The details for the event. The details for the event.

CRESTWOOD, KY (WAVE) - Fresh off his performance in Thursday night's Vice-Presidential debate in Danville, Paul Ryan will stay in the Bluegrass.

He'll attend a lunch fundraiser in Oldham county and the ticket doesn't come cheap at $1000 to just get in the door.

"This is probably his only fundraiser in Kentucky that I'm aware of," said Republican state Senator Ernie Harris of the Ryan event.

The picturesque Taylor Creek Farm in Crestwood, Kentucky plays host to the VIP luncheon in the Congressman's honor at the digs of Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor.

"It's going to be a partisan crowd, we know that but, it will carry well for Oldham county," Harris told WAVE 3 News.

Harris said getting to meet anyone who could be the Vice President is a big deal.

And if Ryan does turn out to be VP, the event could bring positive returns for the Commonwealth. " If he's elected, " Harris said, "He can say, yeah, I've been to Oldham county and I've met some people from Louisville and around the area, which can only benefit us in the state."

Former Jefferson County GOP Chair Bill Stone can't wait to meet Ryan.

The Congressman's fundraiser is the second event Stone will attend this year for the Romney/ Ryan ticket.  He met Mitt Romney at the Anchorage home of another giant in the food industry: Papa John's Pizza founder John Schnatter.

Stone says he liked what he heard from Romney and he likes how Ryan speaks about public policy.

Stone also added, " He's a neighbor of two of my liberal children who live in Madison, Wisconsin and he lives right down the road in Janesville and they should be very proud of him."

While details of the event are under wraps, the invitation states: The reception is $1000 per person, the VIP photo reception is $2500, and if you want to eat with Ryan? $25,000.

"I'm sure they'll raise a lot of money," Stone told WAVE 3.

Stone says besides raising money, these events become important to candidates on both sides this close to the election because they measure the enthusiasm of their base.

Vice President Joe Biden isn't slowing down either.

He heads into Ryan country Friday afternoon for a visit to the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.

According to a Marquette Law School poll early this month, the Obama/Biden ticket was leading the state with 53 percent of voter support compared to 42 percent for Romney.

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