Paul Ryan to raise money for Tommy Thompson

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is taking time off the national campaign trail to help fellow Wisconsinite Tommy Thompson in his run for the U.S. Senate.

The Janesville-native Ryan plans to host a fundraiser for Thompson on Sunday at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

The event comes a day before Ryan plans to host a rally in nearby Waukesha.

Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in La Crosse on Friday, a day after he and Ryan met for their only debate of the campaign.

Both the presidential race and Thompson’s Senate bid against Democrat Tammy Baldwin are tight.

The Senate seat is open due to the retirement of Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl.