GOP V.P. Nominee Paul Ryan Holds Rally in Sparks

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GOP V.P. Nominee Paul Ryan Holds Rally in Sparks

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Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan campaigned Friday in Sparks.

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan campaigned Friday in Sparks.

Congressman Ryan gave a rebuttal to President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and cited the latest job numbers that show the economy added fewer jobs in August than in July.

"President Obama's not a bad guy," Ryan said. "He's good at giving great speeches. He's just really bad at creating jobs."

Ryan spoke at an outdoor rally against a backdrop of tractor-trailer rigs at the Peterbilt Truck Parts location in Sparks.

He outlined some of the proposed measures a Romney Administration would try to implement, such as increased domestic energy production from sources like coal, natural gas and renewables - along with passing a balanced budget.

"We have got to stop spending money we don't have," Ryan said. "This idea of printing and borrowing is getting out of control. It is a huge cloud over our economy."

It was Ryan's first visit to Northern Nevada since becoming Mitt Romney's running mate in August, and he's fresh off his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week.