TAMPA, Fla. -- Paul Ryan traveled from his Janesville, Wis., hometown for the start of the GOP convention, completing the arrival Tuesday of the presumed presidential ticket as official activities get underway.
The vice presidential pick has breathed new vigor into the campaign, as conservatives who had expressed lackluster support for Mitt Romney embraced the budget wonk for the No. 2 spot.
"It's brought energy to the campaign," said House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said earlier in Tampa. "It's brought energy to the candidate."
Ryan is not expected to have a public presence until Wednesday, when he delivers a prime-time address in the convention hall at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. But his arrival will be noted.