FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012 file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks at a campaign rally at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. As the e

 

              FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012 file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks at a campaign rally at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. As the e
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012 file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks at a campaign rally at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. As the election nears, Republicans and Democrats alike say Medicare is working to their political advantage in campaigns for the White House and Congress. They can't both be right, and no matter which side is, this is one campaign clash with consequences extending well beyond Nov. 6. Given the millions that both sides are spending, the winner of the presidential election may be able to claim a Medicare mandate. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)