RICHMOND, Va.–Paul Ryan made a lightning-fast stop at a campaign office here, thanking and revving up supporters as the minutes left until the polls close tick by.
The GOP vice presidential nominee stopped by the Henrico County Victory Center as volunteers were still making calls trying to get Virginians in this critical state to go to the polls.
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“I don’t want to take too much of your time because we got a lot of work to do, right?” Ryan said, before thanking the crowd. “We got to run for the tape, we got to leave it all on the field. And what we are doing today is, we are actually getting real change.”
Ryan told the crowd to “go at ‘em” for another few hours.
“I see people from all generations, from all walks of life, from both political parties and from independents who have come out enthusiastically to embrace these kinds of reforms,” Ryan said.
This was Ryan’s second Election Day stop; earlier he joined Mitt Romney in must-win Ohio, stopping by another campaign office and grabbing lunch with his running mate.
During the stop at fast food chain Wendy’s, which was founded in Columbus, a reporter asked Ryan how he was feeling.
“I’m running on fumes,” he answered.
The famously fit Wisconsin congressman ordered a burger with cheese and a side salad. His running mate ordered a quarter pounder with no cheese, chili and a baked potato.
Ryan is joined on the plane today by many members of his family, including his wife, Janna; his three young children; his mother, Betty Douglas, as well as his two brothers and their families.
His next stop is Boston, where he will watch returns and later attend the GOP ticket’s Election Night party at the Boston Convention Center.
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