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Paul Ryan Visits Reno One Day Before Election

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigned in south Reno on Monday - one day before the General Election.

Ryan spoke to about 600 people inside Atlantic Aviation. After introducing his wife to the crowd, he went on to discuss creating jobs, bettering America's education system and even using Nevada's natural energy to create jobs in the Silver State. "We're got so much energy stored in this state. Let's stop the war on coal and the war on mining and get people back to work."

Ryan said President Obama has become the very things he ran against four years ago. He says the president has divided people, not brought them together as the Democrat had promised.

The Wisconsin congressman led the crowd chanting, "One more day." He urged them to round up neighbors and even extended family they're not fond of to get them to the polls on Tuesday. "This is one of those elections that counts. You need to talk to your neighbors and your family and friends and even those relatives you never talk to. Because Nevada we're in this together."

His speech lasted about 13 minutes.

The crowd was enthused.

"I am so pleased with him. He was so energetic and he motivated the crowd which is what we needed for out last big push!," says Katherine Shelton of Sunnyvale, California.

Sandy Horning of Reno said, "I loved it! I'm so happy I became political...I've never been political before, but I went to see 2016 and read my father's dreams and just had to become political."

Ryan last visited Reno on Thursday afternoon for a campaign rally at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Meanwhile, Craig Romney plans to campaign for his dad in East Las Vegas Monday afternoon alongside former Small Business Administration chief Hector Barreto and former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin.

Democrats are planning more canvassing Monday. Congressional candidate Dina Titus and state lawmakers Ruben Kihuen, John Oceguera and Elliot Anderson are kicking off the events at different sites throughout Las Vegas.

And Mitt Romney is urging Americans to vote as he kicks off his last and longest day of campaigning before Tuesday's election.

Romney opened Monday by rallying more than 1,000 people at an airport rally in Sanford, Fla. He told them, "we have one job left" and that's getting people out to vote. The crowd chanted, "one more day."

The Republican nominee started his day in Florida with the first of five planned events. Next up are two stops in Virginia, and one each in Ohio and New Hampshire.

Florida, Ohio and Virginia are all critical to his hopes of amassing the 270 electoral votes needed for victory on Tuesday.

New Hampshire is where Romney announced his bid for president about 17 months ago.

And - President Barack Obama is urging his supporters to get to the polls. In one of his two radio interviews airing today, Obama told The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, "If we don't turn out the vote, we could lose a lot of the gains we've already made."

Obama is campaigning today in Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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