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At that point, Spetzler asked the staffers to search for his friend's name -- and when this tactic didn't work, they tried to gain entry through a line for non-ticket holders, only to again be told they weren't allowed in.

Then they left.

Spetzler says he's a registered independent (a key demographic that both candidates are trying to attract) and his political views are pretty centrist. He says he'll probably vote for Obama, but that's not the point.

"I'm still deciding [who to vote for], and I would like to have seen him speak," Spetzler says. "I feel like they are trying to build this bubble...like they are only preaching to the choir."

He adds, "I didn't have anything on me."

We asked two Romney spokespeople at the event to speak with us about this situation and the earlier one recounted below. They said that at this time, they have no comment.

Page down to see our earlier coverage of Spetzler's friends who were also denied access to the Paul Ryan rally.
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