GREELEY, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is criticizing President Barack Obama’s suggestion of creating a secretary of business.

At a rally in Greeley on Thursday, he said there already is a commerce secretary’s position but criticized Obama for leaving it vacant for four months.

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Ryan appeared with his wife Janna and is scheduled to hold another rally in Montrose on Friday before heading to Iowa and Ohio.

Colorado is seeing an avalanche of politicians in the final days before the election.

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus will be visiting El Paso and Mesa counties to encourage voters to cast their ballots early.

Mitt and Ann Romney will campaign in Colorado on Saturday. They’ll be joined by Randy Owen, the lead singer of Alabama, at a rally at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village in the evening. They will also hold a rally at the Colorado Springs airport in the afternoon.

There’s always a chance the candidates will continue to visit the state all the way through Election Day. Twenty years ago on Election Day Bill Clinton visited Denver for at a rally at Union Station.

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