RENO - No less than five rallies in five battleground states. That's how Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is spending the last day of the 2012 election campaign, as millions of Americans ready to head to the polls.
"We're doing a barn burner today," said Ryan Monday, describing his final sprint to a crowd of roughly 1,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada. "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."
The Wisconsin congressman next heads to Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, before holding a final, late-night rally in his home state. They are all toss-up states and will likely determine the outcome of the election.
"So many Americans are looking to you, right here in Reno, right here in Nevada, and a handful of states like my own," Ryan said. "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."
Neither the Obama nor Romney campaign is taking any battleground state for granted this final day. For their part, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are holding rallies in four of them.
In Reno, Ryan urged his supporters to "leave it all on the field."
"In this election you have to talk to those distant relatives you haven't talked to in a long time," he said. "Let's make sure that when we look back that we made our kids proud, we made ourselves proud, that we healed our communities, that we got ourselves back on the right track."