Ryan To Visit Knoxville For Fundraiser

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chosen less than two weeks ago as the Republican vice presidential nominee, will be in Knoxville for a $1,000-a-plate luncheon on Sept. 27 at the Knoxville Marriott, reports Georgiana Vines.
“Yes, he’s coming. It will be a fundraiser. We don’t know all the details yet,” businessman Jim Haslam II, a major fundraiser and contributor to the Republican Party, said Sunday.
Haslam, father of Gov. Bill Haslam, and Susan Richardson Williams, a delegate to the recent Republican National Convention, are among those selling tickets and tables.
…. “I think he will be a big draw,” Williams said. “We have not had an opportunity to meet him. He hasn’t been here. He’s someone very popular among Republicans, particularly conservatives. An easy ticket (to sell).”

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