Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 | 3:13 p.m.
In one of his first campaign stops as Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s newly minted running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan will headline a rally in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon.
Ryan is scheduled to speak just before 5 p.m. at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas. Doors open to the public at 2 p.m.
Ryan will also use his time in Las Vegas to gather with donors at the Venetian Resort, owned by the Republican Party’s most important money man this cycle, Sheldon Adelson.
The Romney campaign announced on Saturday that Ryan would join the ticket. Since then he’s stumped in his home state of Wisconsin and in Iowa.
Ryan has been a hero in conservative circles for his far-reaching budget proposal that would cut trillions in federal spending over the next decade. That same proposal has made him a favorite punching bag for Democrats who accuse Ryan of seeking to “end Medicare.”
His plan would have replaced Medicare for those younger than 55 with a voucher-like system of helping recipients pay for private insurance coverage.