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.