GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sundays in the fall mean football. And, on this final Sunday before Election Day, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan went tailgating in the battleground state of Wisconsin.
Ryan, in the shadow of Lambeau Field, chatted with friends, family, and voters just a couple hours before his beloved Green Bay Packers kicked off against their division rivals, the Arizona Cardinals.
Sporting a Packers jacket and tie, the seven-term Wisconsin congressman, joined by two of Mitt Romney’s sons, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson, even played a quick game of cornhole with his kids and a few Romney grandkids.
"You have to have your cheese on your head,” Ryan said to the kids while playing cornhole.
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, speaks during a campaign stop in Mansfield, Ohio.
This is not Ryan’s first tailgate on the campaign trail. He has attended at least two others throughout the country.
"The only problem is that I don't have tickets for the game," Ryan, who owns a share of Packers stock, joked to a fan.
Sunday’s outing marked Ryan’s second time in the Lambeau Field vicinity since being tapped as Romney’s running mate on Aug. 11. He was last at the popular venue in early September when he taped a handful of television interviews.
The GOP ticket is still behind in the Badger State. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll from Oct. 18 shows President Obama ahead of Romney, 51 percent to 45 percent. The six-point lead is, however, in the poll's margin of error. Wisconsin will award 10 electoral votes.
The Fox Valley area, which Green Bay is part of, is the quintessential battleground region of Wisconsin, which could explain why Ryan visited the area again just two days before Election Day.
Ryan will head back to Wisconsin Monday night when he holds his final campaign rally before the Nov. 6 election in Milwaukee.