GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be talking to senior
citizens in Florida this weekend about Medicare, bringing his mother
along as a campaign weapon.
The Romney campaign has been under
fire about its plans to overhaul the popular health insurance program
for seniors since Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, joined
the GOP ticket last week.
defending his plan to have private insurers essentially run the
program, Ryan made reference to his mother, Betty Douglas, in a 60 Minutes
interview on Sunday. Douglas, who is in her 70s, lives part of the year
in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a beach community in Florida's Broward
Ryan and his mom will be at The
Villages, one of the largest retirement communities with an estimated
85,000 residents, on Saturday morning. It's been a must-stop for
candidates seeking the votes of seniors.
ABC News reports
The Villages of Lake Sumter, which develops these properties for
seniors, donated $250,000 to Restore Our Future, the super PAC