In terms of substance, it was a visit that wasn't all that different from his first two stops in Virginia. However in style the newly minted GOP Vice Presidential nominee made a big splash, rolling into the Richmond International Airport in his new DC-9-30 jet.
Rep. Paul Ryan spoke to a decent sized crowd, who braved hot, humid temperatures a bright beating down sun and very little shade to hear him speak. Several people were treated for symptoms related to heat exhaustion.
Ryan repeated several of his convention speech themes and brought back some of his regular attacks on Barack Obama. The star of this event though, wasn't the candidate it was his new plane, which made a dramatic entrance, rolling right up to the stage to the soundtrack of the movie "Air Force One."
We will have a look back at the Ryan event coming up on NBC12 First at 4 and again at 5 & 6.