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VP candidate Paul Ryan pokes fun at Vikings during Minnesota fundraiser

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan made his first stop in Minnesota since joining Mitt Romney's ticket for a fundraiser in the Twin Cities, and the Wisconsinite took time to talk smack about the Vikings during his speech.
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Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan made his first stop in Minnesota Saturday since joining Mitt Romney's ticket.

The Wisconsinite took time to talk smack about the Vikings during his 11-minute speech to 254 supporters at the Solera restaurant, the Star Tribune reported.

Minnesota Public Radio reported that Ryan raised an estimated $254,000 during his brief stop in Minnesota.

The Associated Press reports Ryan is heading in from Ohio and will go home to Wisconsin immediately following the event.

Neither presidential campaign has paid much attention to Minnesota, an indication that the state doesn't rank among the battlegrounds. The news service says Minnesota's electoral college votes have gone to the Democratic nominee in every campaign since 1976.

MPR News reported guests were asked to give at least $1,000 to attend the reception. Donors contributing $2,500 can take a photo with the Wisconsin congressman. Couples who give $25,000 can attend a private dinner with Ryan.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's last stop in Minnesota was in August for private fundraising events in Minnetonka Beach and Shorewood.

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