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08/13/2012 08:25 am ET Updated Aug 13, 2012

Paul Ryan, GOP Vice Presidential Nominee In Colorado This Week, Speaking At Lakewood High School

In town this week on the heels of visits from both the President and the First Lady, GOP presumptive vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is set to attend a fundraiser and hold a rally at Lakewood High School.

The Lakewood event is open to the public on Tuesday and is being billed as a "victory rally" featuring Ryan "and the Republican team." Doors will open at 9 a.m. with the rally scheduled for 11 a.m.

Lakewood High School is a public school in Jefferson County that was completed in 2007 after being rebuilt for $38.2 million. The school has been touted as a "high tech" school and voted one of the best schools in Colorado twice from local magazine 5280. Data from 2010-2011 indicates that the school has a Caucasian population of 68 percent with 22 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.

The first day of the 2012-2013 school year is August 20.

Jefferson County is predominantly Republican and the number of unaffiliated voters slightly trumps the number of Democrats, as of last month.

Ryan will also headline his first fundraiser as Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee in Cherry Creek Monday night.

The visit comes just one night after Romney and Ryan gave their first joint interview on 60 Minutes and Ryan declared that he would be mirroring Romney's tax return releases to voters.

Public Policy Polling has shown President Obama leading by six points in Colorado as recently as last week, though surveys conducted by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times puts Romney up by five points.

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