The Mitt Romney campaign responded to President Obama's contention that Paul Ryan is making it harder for farmers needing relief from drought by joining with the rest of the congressional GOP in blocking passage of a farm bill.
"Paul Ryan hails from an agriculture state and supported disaster relief, and the truth is no one will work harder to defend farmers and ranchers than the Romney-Ryan ticket," said Ryan Williams, spokesperson for the Romney campaign, said in a statement. "After nearly four years of failure, it’s no wonder that Barack Obama returns to the state that launched his presidential campaign with nothing more than broken promises and false attacks. Iowans deserve better. As president, Mitt Romney will strengthen middle-class families in the heartland, create jobs, and turn our economy around."