Speaker of the House Paul Ryan visited Northern Michigan Monday as he hit the campaign trail for retired Lt. General Jack Bergman in the most-watched Congressional battle in the state.
Bergman was proud to welcome Ryan to Michigan.
“I am proud to welcome Speaker Paul Ryan to Northern Michigan and…discussing the importance of keeping our country safe, supporting our veterans, and strengthening our economy to help job creation,” Bergman said. “We need a Congressman who can bring an outsider’s perspective to Washington DC while working with our country’s leaders to help the people of the 1st Congressional District.”
According to Interlochen Public Radio:
“Ryan spoke briefly at the headquarters of the Grand Traverse County Republican Party in Traverse City. He endorsed Bergman in the 1st District race and touted the Republican agenda in the U.S. House before a crowd of party members and elected officials, including state Rep. Larry Inman and state Sen. Wayne Schmidt.
During his remarks, Ryan lambasted President Obama’s foreign policy and said the president was “basically phoning it in.”
“We need experts. We need expertise. We need men and women who are dedicated to securing our homeland and to keeping us safe by going on offense,” Ryan said. “I can’t think of a better person than Lt. Gen. Jack Bergman to help us do this.”
The article also notes “Bergman is a retired Marine Corps general running in a hotly contested district that spans the northern third of the Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula. His Democratic opponent, Lon Johnson, is the former chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.”