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Dem protesters prepare for Paul Ryan's Fla visit

Paul Ryan and mother Betty, a resident of Lauderdale by the Sea, campaigning in 2012

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Paul Ryan and mother Betty, a resident of Lauderdale by the Sea, campaigning in 2012

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Republican Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday kicks off a three-day, nine-city Florida tour to hawk his new book, The Way Forward, and, perhaps, to take his to make what could amount to his first Florida campaign swing of a 2016 presidential campaign. Democratic critics are ready.

The liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change intends to shadow Ryan at each of his stops.

“As Paul Ryan brings his ideas about dismantling Medicare and underserving seniors to Florida, I’m happy to be working with Americans United for Change to hold him accountable. In 2012, volunteers across the Sunshine State successfully joined together to ensure all voters knew about Ryan’s extreme proposal to replace Medicare with a voucher. Now grassroots activists will work to build on that success by telling Paul Ryan to keep his hands off Medicare,” said Americans United spokesman Eric Jotkoff. 

Here's Ryan's schedule, which, alas, does not include a south Florida stop to let him visit his mom in Broward County:

FRIDAY
Pensacola
12 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
1200 Airport Boulevard
Destin
4 p.m.
Books-A-Million
4250 Legendary Drive
Panama City
7:30 pm
Books-A-Million
811 East 23rd Street
SATURDAY
Tallahassee

9 a.m.
Barnes & Noble
2415 N Monroe Street
Gainesville, FL
1 p.m.
Books-A-Million
6111 Newberry Road
The Villages
3:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
1055 Old Camp RoadOrlando / Kissimmee, FL
Saturday, August 23rd
7 p.m.
Books-A-Million
2605 West Osceola Parkway
SUNDAY
Brandon

3 p.m.
Books-A-Million
839 Brandon Town Center Mall
Sarasota
6 p.m.
Bookstore 1
1359 Main Street

[Last modified: Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:35pm]

    

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