VP Hopeful Paul Ryan Headed to Rochester

The Republican vice presidential candidate will attend a rally at Oakland University on Monday night.

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will appear at a Republican campaign rally at Oakland University on Monday night.

The event is open to the public; tickets are free and can be ordered online now or picked up at area campaign offices starting Monday. The rally starts at 7 p.m. at the Athletics Center O'rena, the site of a GOP presidential debate last fall.

Kid Rock is expected to introduce Ryan at the event, according to reports

The event, called a "Victory Rally," will occur four nights before the debate between Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden; that debate is planned for 8 p.m. Thursday.

For Ryan, the rally at OU follows a morning rally in Swanton, Ohio.

Here's what you need to know about the Monday night OU visit.

The tickets

Those interested in attending the rally can pick up tickets starting at 9 a.m. on Monday at the following campaign offices:

  • Oakland-Royal Oak Victory Office: 30701 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak
  • Oakland-Lake Orion Victory Office: W. Clarkston Road, Lake Orion
  • Oakland-Bloomfield Hills Victory Office: 42611 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills
  • Macomb-Utica Victory Office, 13285 Hall Road Suite C125, Utica

Tickets are also available online at mittromney.com/MI.

Getting to the O'rena

A shuttle service to and from the Meadow Brook Music Festival parking lot will be made available to attendees from 4:30-9:45 p.m., as there will be no parking made available near the O'rena. For a map of campus, visit oakland.edu/map


All attendees will be asked to pass through a security check, and are asked not to bring bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs.

Are you planning to attend the rally? Tell us in the comments.

Keith Best October 08, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Face it folks, Romney/ Ryan are NOT George W. Bush. Obama/ Biden is the disease.....Romney/ Ryan are the cure.
Mike October 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
No...Romney, Ryan and Bush are all Republicans! It's the Republicans who took us from prosperity and a balanced budget, to where it all ended up in 2008: Two wars, financial ruin and the worst recession since the Great Depression! You watch.....if Romney loses, You'll never hear from him again. If he loves America as much as he claims......why hasn't he done more for it when he was not running for President?
Marty Rosalik October 09, 2012 at 01:44 AM
8:59 PM Sunday night. Some "help us defeat Obama" robo call. Some PAC I didn't stay on the line. Usually I'm amused and listen. This was too late and frankly hurts in my opinion their cause. I was considering voting third party or write in Gary Johnson. Now I'm considering a punishment vote. Stop calling me! Everybody!
Watts October 09, 2012 at 03:17 AM
I keep reporting them on the do not call registry. I think that it costs them something like $15,000 per complaint, once they have been officially told not to call.
Watts October 09, 2012 at 03:19 AM
I wonder if he is going to walk off if he hears something that he doesn't like... http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/08/paul_ryan_walks_out_of_local_interview_after_strange_question.html


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