These two stories were intertwined today on the local news today (WREX 13 - NBC Affiliate - Rockford, IL).
Link to video (won't embed for some reason)
"They said that they're here to support us in the United States, so support us," Freeport resident, Cassandra Jamison says.Synopsis: John Boehner showed up unannounced for a closed door fundraiser for Bobby Schilling (IL-17) at the Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford, IL, but somehow Victims of Bain Capital outsourcing found out and staged a protest outside.
And they aren't getting answers, at least not right now. Both Boehner and Schilling said no to media at the country club event. This was after not telling anyone they would even be in town.
For those unfamiliar with the geography, Rockford, IL is ~25 miles south of Janesville, WI (where Paul Ryan lives). What a coincidence that the Republican Speaker of the House shows up so close to where the presumptive soon-to-be-announced Veepstakes winner lives.
Even better, perhaps, is the local connection to Bain Capital that aired as part of the story. Workers at a factory in nearby Freeport, IL (25 miles west) are losing their jobs and some are currently training replacements flown in from China, at Sensata Technologies, a manufacturer of automotive sensors and a profitable company owned by Bain Capital. They've been trying to get Romney's attention and even stood alongside a road they hoped he would take to Iowa several weeks ago after he visited Janesville in mid-June (he took another route instead).
Makes ya wonder if he already had Paul Ryan selected when Romney predicted that he would win Wisconsin.