Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) – Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan visited campaign headquarters in Boston for the first time Monday.
For many staffers it was their first time meeting Ryan in person because he has been traveling non-stop to battleground states since he became the Republican's running mate on August 11.
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Reporters traveling with Ryan were not allowed to cover his visit to 585 Commercial Street but press secretary Michael Steel said he attended several meetings with "various parts of the Romney for President staff" and "He also addressed an all-staff meeting, where he received an enthusiastic reception."
Boston-based press secretary Brendan Buck tweeted the following message, "Paul Ryan firing up the team at Boston HQ" with a photo of Ryan speaking with a microphone to a room full of people. A campaign staff photographer was there to capture the moment.
It may have been his first in-person visit, and he spent at least three hours there Monday, but Ryan has been communicating with staff daily from the road. On most days he has daily conference calls with staff in Boston and aides who are traveling with him.
Last Monday when he was in Des Moines, Iowa, Ryan – dressed in workout clothes and a Wisconsin baseball cap – participated in video conferences with both policy and finance staff. According to an aide, they discussed the House Budget Committee chairman's record, Romney's policies, "and the most effective way to use Chairman Ryan's time between now and the RNC convention in Tampa."
He began discussing his convention speech one week ago on a flight from Des Moines to Denver with senior adviser Dan Senor, chief speechwriter John McConnell and speechwriter Matthew Scully, all three of whom have been traveling full-time with Ryan.
In addition to his full-time campaign staff, a few staff members who work for the Wisconsin congressman and House Budget Committee chairman have taken a leave of absence so they can accompany Paul on the campaign trail.
That includes Wisconsin-based Chief of Staff Andy Speth, Washington-based Chief of Staff Joyce Meyer, and House Budget Committee Communications Director Conor Sweeney.
The vice presidential candidate flew to New Hampshire Monday morning to participate in a joint town hall with Romney.
He spent Sunday, his only day off the campaign trail, at home with his family in Janesville, Wisconsin.