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Janesville's VP candidate Ryan 'excited' after voting in hometown

CREATED Nov. 6, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov. 6, 2012

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JANESVILLE - Janesville Congressman and VP candidate Paul Ryan said offered his feelings about voting in the neighborhood he grew up.

He voted just hours before he finds out whether or not he will be the Vice President-Elect.

He appeared cool, calm, collected and confident.

Voters lined up outside Janesville's public library, the same polling location as vice presidential candidate paul ryan.

"It's exciting," explained Rachelle Elliot, who lives in Janesville.

"Anytime you have some national spotlight it does draw attention to the community."

Fewer than two hours after the polls opened, the Ryan family arrived.

They shook a few hands, said a few hello's then went into the voting room.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady spoke with Congressman Ryan before he took off out the back door onto his next location.

"I feel great today. It's a great tradition. It's Election Day so I'm really excited to be here. I've been voting here a long time," said Ryan.

"It felt good waking up in my hometown. It felt good coming…this is the neighborhood I grew up in. I went to junior high about 60 yards (away), so it's great to be here in my hometown. It's great here to vote and we're really excited."

From here, the Congressman is headed to Cleveland, Ohio then Richmond, Virginia and will ultimately end up in Boston where he will meet up with his running mate Mitt Romney.

The congressman is confident, saying he feels good about pulling off a victory tonight.

While many in Janesville hope so, those who don't say they do support his Janesville pride.

"they are the most unaffected, genuine real people," said Susan Schmoekel.

Because this race is neck and neck, the Congressman only had a few hours here in Wisconsin before hitting the campaign trail once again.