RENO, Nev. – Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan kicked off what he called a "barnburner" of a final day on the campaign trail, courting voters out west in Nevada.
GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan stopped by a campaign event in Reno, Nev., to rally supporters behind Governor Mitt Romney, saying "What we have is a leader ... a man of achievement, a man of faith, a man of accomplishment."
“Are you gonna help us win this thing Nevada? We're doing a barnburner today. We are crisscrossing the country Mitt and I are because we are asking you to work with us, to stand with us to get our country back on the right track,” Ryan told the crowd inside a hangar at the Reno Tahoe International Airport.
Ryan is holding five campaign rallies in four time zones Monday while Romney is holding five events along the East Coast.
Monday’s stop in Reno marks the GOP VP nominee’s sixth event in the Silver State and, with national polls tight between Romney and President Barack Obama, Ryan said Tuesday’s election could come down to Nevada.
"Look, a handful of states are gonna figure this out. So many Americans are looking to you, right here in Reno, right here in Nevada, and a handful of states like my own. And they're looking to you to make sure that you cast your vote for actual real change. That you cast your vote to get us off this dangerous path that we are on and back on the right track," he said to the roughly 1,000 people in attendance.
Ryan was joined by his wife and three children in addition to Romney’s son, Craig, at this first stop of the day less than 24 hours before polls open.
“Nevada we are counting on you. We know you can do this. We are in this together and let's just run through the tape, let's leave it all on the field,” Ryan asked supporters before heading off to Colorado for his next event.