A Sunday fundraiser in Chicago with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) prominently featured a sign banning audio and video recording, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet.
That warning was given despite the fact that the event was being covered by the press. According to the Chicago Tribune, Ryan’s remarks were routine. “The economy is growing slower this year than it grew last year and last year it grew slower than the year before. So since the president cannot run on his record, he has to tear down Mitt Romney,” Ryan said.
Romney’s campaign was hurt last month after the leak of a secretly recorded video of remarks he made at a May fundraiser that was closed to the press. The video showed him saying that 47 percent of Americans were “dependent on government,” saw themselves as “victims” and would support President Barack Obama no matter what.
Tickets prices ranged between $2,500 and $75,800 for the Ryan fundraiser on Sunday, held at the Hyatt Regency at O’Hare Airport. He raised $2.5 million, according to the Sun-Times.