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“I am the woman in the Green Bay Packer jacket at Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan MORE’s rally in Clinton who asked him the question about specific plans to fix our economy,” Linda Morrison wrote in her hometown paper, The Quad City Times, on Friday. “Needless to say, I was quite shocked to learn the Obama campaign seized my question, putting out the statement ‘Even Ryan can’t attend his own rally without being called out.’ I was not calling Ryan out.”

At the town hall event on Tuesday, Morrison cited a contentious exchange between Ryan and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday, in which Ryan said it would take too long to explain the details of his tax plan. She asked the vice presidential candidate why he wasn’t more specific, and why he “didn’t answer his question about what are your plans.”


The Obama campaign, which has continuously argued that the “math doesn’t add up” on the GOP plan, pounced on Morrison’s question, saying in a statement that “Ryan can’t attend his own campaign rallies without being called out for failing to provide specifics about what Mitt Romney would do if elected.”



“That’s because just one day before the first debate, Mitt Romney has refused to say which deductions he’d cut for the middle class in order to pay for his $250,000 tax cuts for multimillionaires,” spokesman Danny Kanner said in a statement.

Morrison said she was happy with Ryan’s response to her inquiry, and that she was “outraged” that the Obama campaign would misrepresent the exchange.

“Today I am outraged that my question is being misrepresented and used as a political tool against the Romney/Ryan campaign by both media and the Obama camp,” she wrote. “The question I asked is what we the citizens want to know: How is the Romney/Ryan plan going to tackle this economy? Paul Ryan answered it with precise clarity. My next question is to President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE. What is your specific plan to fix the economy you said you would fix 4 years ago?”