MADISON - Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following news that Medicare-Ending Paul Ryan abruptly canceled his appearance at a planned fundraiser today with State Senator Dan Kapanke:

"Dan Kapanke has walked in lockstep with Scott Walker and he has stood by Paul Ryan's plans to end Medicare, but Ryan's appearance at a fundraiser this evening was abruptly and without warning canceled. He may try hiding it from the public, but Coulee Region residents can rest assured that, behind closed doors, Dan Kapanke still is right behind Paul Ryan's destructive plan that will make seniors pay more for health care so that billionaires can get tax cuts."