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Ryan today, Romney on Wednesday

The men at the top of the GOP presidential ticket will be in NE Florida this week, as Hurricane Sandy causes changes to the planned campaign schedule for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. 

Today Rep. Paul Ryan is holding a rally in Fernandina Beach, the event is at 1:30pm  with the doors opening at 11:30am.

Wednesay, Halloween night, Gov. Mitt Romney will be headling a rally at the Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Jacksonville. The rally will begin at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm. .

If you go, be aware that an airport-style screening is required before entering the arena. 

For free tickets to both events, click here or visit the nearest Romney/Ryan victory office.

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