Gov. Susana Martinez, Kid Rock to Join Romney/Ryan in Colorado

Gov. Susana Martinez, Kid Rock to Join Romney/Ryan in Colorado

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and musicians Kid Rock and Rodney Adkins will join Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at a campaign stop in Colorado on Tuesday, the day after the final presidential debate. The campaign event will be held at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver. 

Early voting started in Colorado on Monday, and Ryan has campaigned there Sunday and Monday. President Barack Obama won this swing state by nine points in 2008, but it is trending toward Romney. In the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday, Romney held a four-point lead over Obama. Martinez’s appearance will help Romney get his message across to Colorado’s Hispanics, who make up roughly 10% of the state’s electorate.  

On Sunday, Ryan campaigned in Colorado Springs, where he emphasized how Obama’s proposed defense cuts would damage the state’s economy even more. 

“If he can’t tackle our problems like the debt crisis, if he can’t get our economy growing, if he can’t honor the men and women who put the uniform on by giving us a strong military, then I say we change Presidents,” Ryan declared on Sunday. 

Ryan made three campaign appearances in the state on Monday. Ryan visited Pueblo West, Fort Lewis College in Durango, and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. He continued to criticize Obama on defense cuts. 

“We will keep America prosperous and America safe, and we will have a strong military,” Ryan said Monday at stop at Pueblo West. “We are not going to gut our armed forces.”