Republican vice presidential Paul Ryan made a brief appearance at Darien's Woodway Country Club on Sunday afternoon in the second of three fundraisers planned in Connecticut, according to the Hartford Courant.
During his 13-minute speech, Ryan focused mostly on the economy and told attendees that if the U.S. continues on the same path, it will "end up just like Europe with a debt crisis." He also called the upcoming election "the most important... in your generation."
The price to attend the fundraiser was $1,000 per person for general admittance, $5,000 per person to take a photo with Ryan and $10,000 per person to attend a roundtable forum with the candidate.
According to former Republican state Sen. Jamie McLaughlin, the event was expected to raise $800,000, the Courant reported.
A small group of protestors gathered at the country club's entrance on Hoyt Street with Darien police officers stationed nearby.
Before arriving in Darien, Ryan attended a fundraiser in West Hartford and followed his visit to town with an appearance at a fundraiser in Greenwich.