CLEVELAND, Ohio (WYTV) – It was standing room only Wednesday morning at the Ohio Convention Committee’s breakfast, held at the DoubleTree hotel.
House Speaker Paul Ryan was the main speaker, speaking to a crowd of approximately 600 to 700 people. He focused on party unity and even brought up college football.
The Wisconsin native spoke about how Big Ten teams are rivals within the conference, but root for whoever is playing in the Rose Bowl. He says anyone who doesn’t vote for Trump will essentially be voting for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Ryan also voiced his support for Republican Senator Rob Portman, who is in a tight race with former governor Ted Strickland.
Security was tight during Ryan’s speech. He was accompanied by U.S. Capitol police, including a fully-armed SWAT team.