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I-Team: Ryan Talks Debt Reduction During Vegas Visit

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

LAS VEGAS -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigned in Las Vegas Tuesday.

The Wisconsin congressman introduced himself to a crowd of Nevada Republicans at Palo Verde High School.

For presumed vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, it was his first swing through the political battleground state of Nevada.

For several hundred Republicans and their families, it was the first chance to see the party's most talked-about policy writer.

"I've always looked at the relationship between a public servant and the people they serve as a contract, as a covenant," Ryan said. "This is ours to you. We will get this economy growing. We will turn things around. We will get this country back on track. We will not duck the tough issues. We will lead."

As for specifics, Paul Ryan said to read the book, "Believe in America: Mitt Romney's Plan For Jobs and Economic Growth." It was released by Romney, the presumed Republican presidential candidate, late last year.

Ryan's own policy proposals center around changing Medicare into a private subsidy over a period of several years, and federal deficit reduction.

He didn't mention Medicare during his speech but did speak about reducing debt.

"It is our duty to save the American dream for our children and get this deficit and debt under control and stop spending money we don't have," he said.

Ryan later went to a fundraiser at the Venetian Resort with casino owner Sheldon Adelson.

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