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Paul Ryan makes late night campaign stop at Mitchell International Airport
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MILWAUKEE - Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan will be casting his ballot Tuesday morning in his hometown before a final day on the campaign trail for the man who he hopes is his boss for the next four years, Mitt Romney.
This is presumably the first time ever that someone from Wisconsin will cast a ballot for themself on a major party ticket in the Presidential race.
He plans to cast the vote at Hedberg Public Library, his polling place.
If Ryan was feeling any bit of fatigue after the long day of campaigning, a crowd at Mitchell International Airport re-energized him Monday night.
Tobin Ryan feels good about Romney and his brother's chances of winning the electoral college.
"My barometer, my polling is the sound of my brothers voice, the sound of Mitt Romney's voice," says Tobin Ryan. "I got to spend a couple days with him recently and all I feel, all I hear is optimism."
It's optimism that carried through to Ryan's final rally in Wisconsin before polls open Tuesday morning.
Thousands packed an airport hanger to cheer their hometown hero on despite chilly temps and a late start time.
"I believe Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to win in Wisconsin, its going to be really close but we think events like this show the kind of enthusiasm we have," says Governor Walker.
Among those in the crowd - volunteers who've logged hundreds of hours this campaign and Ryan's biggest supporters -- some with big names themselves.
"The biggest thing I said was 'Paul be yourself,' being himself is what got him to being the running mate of Mitt Romney," says Walker.
"Don't worry about hunting season. There's always another year," says Paul Ryan's brother, Tobin -- making light of his brother's love of the outdoors.