ICYMI: Speaker Ryan and Ron Johnson Rally Grassroots

ICYMI: Speaker Ryan and Ron Johnson Rally Grassroots

In case you missed it, Ron Johnson appeared with Speaker Paul Ryan at the Racine County Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, where Ron noted that victory in 2016 will be about winning “hearts and minds one person at a time” through an effective grassroots ground game.

Ron has capitalized on the nationally recognized Republican ground game in Wisconsin by assembling grassroots leadership in all 72 Wisconsin counties. You can read coverage of the Racine County Lincoln Day Dinner here, or see excerpts below:

… “We have to make 2016 a mandate-choice election,” said Ryan.

The goal of Saturday’s event was to get local supporters plugged in to election efforts, both with their energy and their wallets.

“To spread the word that we need help both financially and on the ground, people doing doors, people helping with phone calls, putting together yard signs, all that good grassroots stuff that’s fun,” said Racine County Republican Party Chair Lisa Bell.

Some say those are the kinds of support that can make or break a candidate in the end.

“Elections are won with votes and they’re won with grass roots efforts. People, you know, really making the arguments, winning kind of hearts and minds one person at a time and that’s really done at the party level,” said U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.

But according to Speaker Ryan, this election also needs to be about sticking together.

“When Republicans and conservatives stand in a circular firing squad and shoot each other, you know what that guarantees? That guarantees that the left wins by default,” said Ryan.

Both Speaker Ryan and Senator Johnson spoke to the crowd at the event. After dinner, the group was planning to hold a watch party for Saturday night’s GOP presidential primary debate.

Read the full story online here: http://fox6now.com/2016/02/06/house-speaker-paul-ryan-rallies-republican-party-during-lincoln-day-dinner/