VP candidate Paul Ryan is returning to his hometown of Janesville, Wis. today for a send-off rally at his old high school -- Joseph A. Craig HS, also former senator Russ Feingold's alma mater. From there, he will head to the Republican National Convention. According to a campaign aide, Ryan will preview the speech he will deliver in Tampa Wednesday night. 

One of his speechwriters is Matthew Scully, who crafted Sarah Palin's 2008 convention speech.