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Analysis: Ryan Pulls Romney Into Tie With Obama In Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, WI - AUGUST 12: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) greet supporters during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Romney continues his four day bus tour a day after announcing his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. (Credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

WAUKESHA, WI – AUGUST 12: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) greet supporters during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Romney continues his four day bus tour a day after announcing his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. (Credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

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By Larry Kane

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In campaign 2012, a new state up for grabs and a taxing issue.

Mitt Romney’s gamble of putting Paul Ryan on the ticket has produced a result in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin. Depending on what poll you’re looking at it’s Obama by one or Romney by one in Wisconsin. That result came out a day after the F&M Poll had Obama up by 6 in Pa.

kane larry tight Analysis: Ryan Pulls Romney Into Tie With Obama In Wisconsin

(KYW’s Larry Kane)

The President is inching up in the national Gallup tracking poll of likely voters. Republicans in swing states are wondering what the impact of the deficit hawk Ryan will be.

Locally, major Republican players are fascinated by Romney’s Ryan gamble to ignite the Republican base, which has turned the party toward the right. The irony is that it’s similar to the tactic by George W. Bush in 2000 that, as we know, provided a very close race.

But, Mitt Romney is trying to put a big issue behind him. He says he has paid no less than a 13 percent tax rate in the last ten years, much lower than a majority of taxpayer. The release of his tax rate came in hopes of quieting Democrats who are attacking his refusal to release the actual returns.

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