Ryan tries to sell Ohioans that he's one of them

CREATED Oct 29, 2012

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SABINA, Ohio (AP) -- Paul Ryan is telling Ohio voters that he feels right at home in their small towns and farms.

As Ryan traipses through Ohio, he is doing everything he can to sell himself as the neighbor up the block who just happens to be the Republican vice presidential nominee. Look for that approach to continue in the campaign's final week, as Ryan tries to connect with working class voters who are skeptical of running mate Mitt Romney's vast personal wealth or who aren't sure they are ready to vote President Barack Obama out of office.

Nothing is too parochial for Ryan. Even the fact that his state's largest college football program plays in the same division as Ohio State is enough, as he reminds voters at every stop.