Ryan visits Romney H.Q. in Boston
August 20th, 2012
05:44 PM ET
11 years ago

Ryan visits Romney H.Q. in Boston

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.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    How nice. Did they block off all the parents trying to drop their children off for the tennis school sponsored by the City AGAIN? It's been an ongoing thing. The parking lot there is not the Mittens' campaign's parking lot alone and there's a childrens tennis school sponsored by the City right there. The parking lot is where the kids get dropped off, but it is frequently blocked off and parents are prevented from dropping their kids off there...often with lovely verbal abuse and bully-type behavior from the security guards and/or cops. As a result, they have to park elsewhere and walk their little kids across several lanes of traffic. Way to stay classy and show the community you care, Mittens.

    August 20, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Jon

    I am going to enjoy the Biden ryan debate ... I will be embarressed for little joe ... but will enjoy it none the less.

    August 20, 2012 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |

    Romney the tax cheat should have showed Ryan the teabag extremest how to destroyed his records in case he ever runs for president after they lose big in Nov hot dog car wreck !!!!

    August 20, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  4. Pete

    Did Ryan go to Bain capital in Boston ha,how nice!!Did they remove the velvet rope so Ryan could get within ears length of the Mormon leper to hear his words of wisdom,yah right,more flip flopping I suppose!!How can Ryan keep on the same page when his partner in crime keep changing the punch lines,it must be real comical watching the two clowns work together,one that knows something and the other is just there to play the straight guy and he doesn't know anything either,does he!!Well can't wait for the debates,the righties are crying too many liberals as moderators,some too extreme,its comical how they're sweating out details how to rig this debate ,maybe they'll call in sick,just not show up that's all..Romney as you know hates debates ,he gets picked on a lot during them doesn't he,real shame the bully getting bullied,that would be a nice ad wouldn't it for kids to see!!

    August 20, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |

    You will all get pink slips after your landslide loss in,Nov .Obama landslide winner ,got my vote!!!!!!

    August 20, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. Bob

    Does radical Ryan have a different baseball cap for all 50 states, too? WHAT A DORK!

    August 20, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If Ryan doesn't have to step down from his beliefs which are the same as Akin then why should Akin step down. Fair is fair.

    August 20, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  8. ED FL

    I saw Romney saying today that his administration was going to get the cheaters.Hopefully that choice won't be him but if he wanted to earn some trust all he has to do is Show hisTaxes, By the way if he was't such a cheater by hiding his money in foriegn countries and banks and brought that money home and paid LEGITMATE TAXES on it their wouldn't be such a shortage of funds.Be honest and you may have a slight chance of winning. Stay the way you are and between your anti woman stances and lying about your money you do not have a chance.

    August 20, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |

    The blind trust is an age old ruse, if you will, which is to
    say, you can always tell a blind trust what it can and can not do. You
    give a blind trust rules"

    August 20, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  10. Squigman

    HQ must be the inside of a tax payer, paid for jet plane. Thought we were all broke?

    August 20, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |