VP candidate Ryan hits up hometown for trick-or-treating
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JANESVILLE Vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, led a passel of children and a group of neighbors and friends around his old Halloween haunts for trick-or-treating Wednesday.
Ryan wore a red Wisconsin cap and jacket, at one point with his son’s sickle; his wife, Janna, wore a witch’s hat; daughter, Liza, was Katy Perry; and sons Charlie and Sam were the “Unknown Phantom” and a skeleton.
Trick-or-treating is an important tradition for the Ryan family. “This is the route I took when I was a kid,” Ryan told the dozen media and campaign workers following him with excitement in his voice. At one house, he pointed to a resident dressed as a ghoul handing out candy. “He’s been doing this for a decade,” he said.
At Sheriff Robert Spoden’s house, Ryan joked: “He’s a Democrat, and we’re actually friends.”