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Romney Picks Paul Ryan as Running Mate

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made Wiconsin Representative Paul Ryan his vice presidential choice.

 

Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.

His campaign announced the pick Saturday morning, dubbing the two "America's Comeback Team."

The pair made their first appearance on the USS Wisconsin, a retired World War II battleship, in Norfolk, Virginia Saturday morning.

Romney's campaign also released a biography of Ryan. Here are some of the facts:

  • Ryan is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin’s 1st District. 
  • He is Chairman of the House Budget Committee.
  • He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • Ryan, 42, is married to Janna Little. They have three children and live in Janesville, Wisconsin.  
  • Prior to running for Congress, Ryan served as an aide to Republican Senators Robert Kasten Jr. and Sam Brownback, former U.S. Rep. and Vice Presidential Candidate Jack Kemp, and as a speechwriter for Education Secretary William Bennett.
  • Ryan is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned degrees in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio. 

The New Yorker magazine recently profiled Ryan. It's a good read. 

jon cyr August 13, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Americans for Tax Reform....A pledge that Romney& Ryan have both signed...I think this means they are not for any of the taxes for Local Services coming up like the Pinole UUT ...and others for nearby Citys and Counties ?

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