At the Republican campaign office in downtown Janesville on Saturday, Bryan Steil shook hands with friends, family and campaign workers. He gave them a final pep talk as the zero hour for the midterm election approaches.
With Tuesday’s Election Day looming, the 1st Congressional District candidate found himself flanked by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, whose seat Steil hopes to win.
Ryan is retiring after this term, leaving the seat up for grabs.
Steil and Ryan’s Janesville stop together Saturday came in the midst of Ryan’s whirlwind, 50-stop campaign tour supporting about two dozen different Republican candidates around the country and, most recently, within Wisconsin.