Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is criticizing Republican Paul Ryan for getting his facts wrong and for misleading the nation’s voters during last week’s speech at the Republican National Convention. Ryan, who is the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee, repeatedly criticized President Obama during his convention speech. The speech was panned by independent fact-checkers for several inaccuracies and omissions. Dayton spoke before a group of Democrats in Charlotte this morning and called Ryan the “two-hour marathon man” for saying he ran a two hour and 50 minute marathon at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth in 1990 when he actually ran it in four hours.
“What bothered me is that not only did he totally misrepresent what he’s done in this marathon but when he finally acknowledged it, it was just disingenuous as it was the first time,” Dayton said. “He said ‘Well, I rounded up to three when I should have rounded up to four.’ Well even from Wisconsin you should know the difference between three and four.”
Democrats are in Charlotte this week for the Democratic National Convention. Their main order of business will be to nominate President Obama and Vice President Biden for a second term.