Paul Ryan Brings His Kids to Vote, Predicts Victory

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J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(JANESVILLE, Wis.) — Paul Ryan and his wife Janna took their three young children with them to vote Tuesday morning, telling reporters that after two and a half months on the road “it felt good waking up in my hometown.”

When asked after he voted at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wis., if his ticket will be victorious Tuesday night, Ryan answered, “I think we are, I feel good about it.”

Dressed in a dark suit and silver tie, he told reporters: “I feel great today.”

“It’s a great tradition,” Ryan said after voting.  “It’s Election Day.  I’m very excited to be here.  I’ve been voting here a long time.”

He laughed when asked who he is voting for, answering, “It will be suspenseful.”

The GOP vice presidential nominee held his final rally of the 2012 campaign late Monday night in Milwaukee and he said on Tuesday “it felt good coming to this neighborhood I grew up in.”

“I went to junior high about 60 yards that way,” Ryan said of the polling place.  “So it’s great to be here in my hometown.”

Ryan and his wife moved ahead of voters in line and while the woman registering them could not immediately find their name, the Ryans’ 10-year-old daughter Liza could, pointing to the page and reading, “Paul D. Ryan.”

Ryan took his youngest child, 7-year-old Sam, as well as Liza with him as he filled out his ballot.

After voting, he quickly headed to his campaign plane receiving hugs from family traveling with him on Tuesday, including mom Betty Douglas and brothers Tobin and Stan Ryan.

He heads next to Cleveland for an event with his running mate before making another quick stop in Richmond, Va.  He will then travel to Boston for their election night party and to watch the returns.

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