• GOP VP candidate Ryan arrives in Seattle for fundraiser


    SEATTLE - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan arrived at Boeing Field for a visit to the Seattle area Monday as part of a fundraising swing through the Northwest.


    He started the day in Portland, and the Seattle stop is expected to be a private meeting with donors on the Eastside.


    Tickets range from $1,000 for general participation, $2,500 for a picture with Ryan, and $25,000 for a dinner.


    No public events are planned.


    Ryan spoke to about 200 donors at the Governor Hotel in Portland. He challenged President Barack Obama to pick a side in a teachers strike in Chicago, saying "in a Romney-Ryan administration, we will not be ambiguous." 


    He also talked up Romney's accomplishments as a businessman, the leader of the troubled Salt Lake Olympics and as governor of Massachusetts.

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