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The gate on the property where Ryan visited.
OLDHAM COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The polls released after Thursday night's Vice Presidential
debate in Danville, Kentucky show it was a split decision on who did better,
Paul Ryan or Joe Biden. While Biden spent Friday campaigning in Ryan's home
state of Wisconsin, Ryan extended his trip in the Bluegrass.
He spent Friday afternoon at the home of Texas Roadhouse CEO
Kent Taylor. After talking with neighbors, WAVE 3 learned the visit was kept so
quiet, many people living in the area didn't even know he was visiting.
Farmer Joel Simon came to the corner of Kentucky 1315 and
362 to see what was going on. While he says red and blue lights are not
uncommon on the rural road splitting Oldham and Shelby counties, "we get a lot
of different traffic up here since the prisons bring up and down the prisoners,
so it's not unusual to see a lot of different police cars."
Simon is not usually waving though, except Friday when those
police cars are joined by secret service escorting the SUV of Vice Presidential
Candidate Paul Ryan. "I'm glad to see him coming by."
Ryan joined with dozens of others at Taylor Creek Farm which
hosted a fundraiser for the Romney/Ryan campaign. The cost of joining in for
lunch under the tent set up on the property's tennis court, $25,000. Though a
fan of Ryan, neighbor Burnice Richardson wasn't going to join in himself, but
because his property was right next door, "I
might take a peak and walk back that way."
He said he wasn't told until Monday that Ryan was even
coming. Even Simon was surprised to hear Ryan was in the neighborhood. He still
doesn't know who he'll pick for president and vice president in November
but, "I'm going up there to the fire house election day and I'm putting
my vote in."
At age 59, he said it'll be his first time voting ever.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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