Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney kept up his hectic campaign schedule even on Election Day, making stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press and other media outlets. His running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, joined him at a stop in Ohio before heading to a campaign event in Virginia on his own.
Both men took the time to vote in their respective home states before heading back out onto the campaign trail. Traditionally, presidential candidates have taken Election Day off to watch the polls and wait for the final tallies to roll in.
Here is some of the key information regarding Romney's campaign initiatives on Tuesday.
* President Barack Obama did not make any campaign stops during the day on Tuesday, although he did do radio interviews in many of the swing states, including Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida, according to a report by NBC News.
* Vice President Joe Biden did campaign some on Tuesday, making an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio.
* In addition to his and Ryan's campaign stops, Romney also did interviews with radio stations in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. When asked why he was still campaigning on election day, Romney replied that "We're putting it all out there on the field," and that he didn't want to be able to look back, win or lose, at such a close election and lament that he didn't "keep working," as quoted by NBC News.
* As noted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Romney originally was scheduled to end his campaign appearances on Monday evening, before returning to Massachusetts to wait out the results of the election. The stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Tuesday were added at the last minute.
* CNN reported that Romney's advisers were asked in Ohio whether or not the candidate's last-minute campaigning meant that he was nervous about his chances, to which a senior adviser replied that making campaign appearances right up until an election's final hours was "the new normal," and that both Obama and Sen. John McCain did so during the 2008 elections.
* That same adviser also told CNN that Romney's campaign appearances in two of the crucial swing states on Tuesday would "keep the energy going" throughout Election Day.
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