Power goes out before Paul Ryan, Johnson event

Power goes out before Paul Ryan, Johnson event
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 19: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.

The power has gone out inside a central Wisconsin manufacturing facility 45 minutes before House Speaker Paul Ryan was to campaign with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

Ryan and Johnson were to hold a rally Friday on the floor of Crystal Finishing Systems in Mosinee, about 130 miles north of Madison. About 45 minutes before the rally was to start, as the campaign was playing music over a loudspeaker system, the lights flickered but remained on. About five minutes later the large manufacturing floor went completely dark.

Johnson’s campaign bus is parked inside the facility to be used as a backdrop for the event. This was to be the first stop Ryan was making on the bus tour that goes up to Election Day.

Money and big names have poured into Wisconsin this week as polls show the Senate race tightening to about even. Donald Trump was coming to West Allis on Sunday and his running mate Mike Pence was to join Ryan and Johnson for a rally Saturday in Mukwonago.

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