Local elected officials were in attendance to welcome Mr. Ryan to Canton, including Congressman Jim Renacci of the 16th US Congressional District. Congressman Renacci introduced the veep pick to the waiting crowd after Stark County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton and Congressman Bob Gibbs, 18th Congressional District, warmed up the crowd and gave their support to the Republican presidential ticket.
Mr. Ryan was also in Ohio on Wednesday visiting his alma mater, Miami University. Ohio, as usual, is a very important swing state in this November's election and has already seen its fair share of presidential election campaign visits. President Obama has visited the state multiple times over the course of the last few months.