CANDIDATES STUMP: Vice Presidential Candidates

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With experts saying the close presidential election could be decided by Iowa voters, both candidates for vice-president stumped for votes in the state.  Republican Paul Ryan took center stage in Des Moines, talking about what has become the cornerstone of the Romney/Ryan campaign:  The economy.

 "Under President Obama we have 23 million men and women struggling to find work today." Ryan told the crowd, "The average household earnings of families in America have gone down $4,000 over the past four years."

Cheering supporters agreed--the economy should be the number one concern.

"The economy is important.  they should focus on it.  We need jobs. Plain and simple." supporter Kim Eastwood said, "It's one of the major things, yes.  One of the top things.  The economy and jobs.  It's what keeps America going."