Joe Biden, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan pushing for votes locally in the final hours


The President’s campaign scheduled a last-minute stop for Vice President Joe Biden in Cleveland on Election Day. Air Force Two touched down at Hopkins around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Biden flew here after voting in Delaware. He was joined by wife Jill, daughter Ashley and two of his grandchildren, Naomi and Natalie.

The Vice President stepped off Air Force Two around 11:45 a.m. and went to the Landmark Restaurant, a Greek diner at 3380 St. Claire Avenue.

Biden posed with a group of staff, including Mary Ulisses, who was celebrating her birthday.

Biden and his family then greeted patrons booth by booth. One restaurant guest was Twana Matthews, she told Biden she voted for him at 6:30 a.m.  “You know 6:30 votes count more than 8:30 votes!” Biden joked.

After lunch, the motorcade went back to Hopkins and the Vice President and his family left around 1:30 p.m.

The events were not open to the public.

President Obama was in Columbus Monday making his last pitch to swing voters for another four years.

Since the 2012 Campaign has started, the candidates and their campaigns have made a combined 85 stops in Ohio.



Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stopped in Cleveland Tuesday after voting in Massachusetts.  The event was not open to the public.

Mr. Romney and running mate Paul Ryan arrived at Cleveland Hopkins Airport ahead of schedule, emphasizing the importance of Ohio in this election.

The former Massachusetts governor has campaigned in Ohio more than in any other state.  Ohio’s 18 electoral votes are a big prize, and no Republican has ever won the White House without a victory in the Buckeye State.

After Cleveland, he was heading to Pittsburgh before ending his day at a New Hampshire rally which includes a performance by Kid Rock.


Articles Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News