Paul Ryan Flew Undetected into Bradley - NBC Connecticut

Paul Ryan Flew Undetected into Bradley



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    NORFOLK, VA - AUGUST 11: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) jokes with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) after announcing him as the "next PRESIDENT of the United States" during an event announcing him as his running mate in front of the USS Wisconsin August 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. Ryan, a seven term congressman, is Chairman of the House Budget Committee and provides a strong contrast to the Obama administration on fiscal policy. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Until Friday night, the Mitt Romney campaign was able to keep their vice presidential candidate pick a secret.

    Part of the campaign's plan to keep the information so quiet was to fly Paul Ryan to Connecticut and have a teenage driver meet up with him, according to NBC News.

    Instead of flying U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan into Logan Airport, close to Mitt Romney’s Brookline home, the Wisconsin congressman drove to Chicago on Aug. 5 and took a commercial flight to Bradley International Airport. 

    The Boston Globe reports that Ryan was wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap when he traveled.

    Beth Meyers, a senior adviser to Romney who was responsible for vetting potential running mates, sent her 19-year-old son Curt to pick Ryan up at Bradley and bring him 110 miles to their Brookline home to meet with Romney, NBC News reports.

    When Ryan arrived, Curt was there, waiting with a rented SUV, according to the Globe.

    While Ryan was in New England, tragedy happened back home. There was a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and six people were killed.

    Ryan worked from Massachusetts on that tragic day and never told his staff exactly where he was. On Sunday night, Ryan returned home, undetected.