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Paul Ryan to visit ECU on Labor Day

Posted August 31, 2012 6:28 p.m. EDT
Updated September 2, 2012 9:23 a.m. EDT

— Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan will campaign in Greenville during next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign announced Saturday that Ryan will speak at the East Carolina University Student Recreation Center at 1 p.m. Monday. Tickets for the event are being distributed online.

Ryan's plan to draw attention in North Carolina the day that the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte starts isn't surprising. Vice President Joe Biden had planned to spend two days campaigning in Florida during the GOP convention, but Hurricane Isaac forced him to cancel.