PASTA AND SALAD

The Associated Press
November 7, 2012
Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks to volunteers at a GOP field office, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Henrico County, Va.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks to volunteers at a GOP field office, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Henrico County, Va. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

A low-key meal on a high-stakes night.

Campaign aides brought in pasta and Caesar salad as Paul Ryan — and what aides characterized as "tons of family" — monitored election results on television at a hotel near the Romney election party.

Many of Ryan's family members, including brother Tobin and father-in-law Dan Little, flew to Boston with him from Janesville, Wis. While Ryan made unannounced campaign stops in Ohio and Virginia, the family caught up with wife Janna Ryan and their three children, all under age 10. During their stop in Ohio, Mrs. Ryan threw a football with her children and nieces and nephews.

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