Paul Ryan, Lee Greenwood campaign in Florida

VP candidate raises $1.2 million in campaign funds

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan raised $1.2 million at a private reception and was greeted by a comedian and a country music star as he made campaign stops Thursday across Florida.

   In a visit to Fort Myers at sunset — where some 3,600 people had gathered — musician Lee Greenwood was on hand to play patriotic country tunes, and comedian Dennis Miller entertained the crowd before Ryan took the stage.

   “I’ve had it with the hipster president,” Miller joked about President Barack Obama, then added a reference to Romney: “I am ready for the `gosh’ president.”

   During all of the stops, Ryan focused on the economy, a strong military and job creation.