Thousands turn out for Paul Ryan rally in Glen Allen

Posted on: 4:41 am, August 17, 2012, by and , updated on: 05:59pm, August 17, 2012

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (WTVR) – Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan appeared at a rally Friday morning at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen.

CBS 6 News’ Jerrita Patterson reported that supporters started lining up for the event around 2 a.m.

Over 2,000 people showed up for the rally — and some of those folks piled into an overflow room. 

Rep. Ryan’s is also scheduled to appear at a similar rally at a Northern Virginia high school later Friday afternoon. [Click here for ticket information]

Friday’s appearance will mark Ryan’s second visit to Central Virginia in less than a week. On Saturday, hours after being named Mitt Romney’s running mate, Romney and Ryan led a campaign rally at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Shelby Brown will have the latest on the rally on CBS 6 News starting at 5 p.m.

Virginia is considered a swing state in the November presidential election. Henrico is considered a swing county.

Supporters gather at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen ahead of Thursday morning's Paul Ryan rally. (PHOTO: Jerrita Patterson)

Supporters gather at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen ahead of Thursday morning’s Paul Ryan rally. (PHOTO: Jerrita Patterson)

President Obama, who in 2008 became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Virginia since the 1960s, has visited the Richmond-area several times in the last 12 months. He most recently made a campaign stop in the same Glen Allen community where Rep. Ryan will visit today.

On Thursday night, Rep. Ryan headlined a fundraiser in Richmond. Earlier in the day Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal campaigned for the Romney-Ryan ticket in Chester. Gov. Jindal spoke with CBS 6 reporter Angela Pellerano about the Republican ticket and why it deserves more support from women.