Published On: Sat, Aug 11th, 2012

Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, the Romney campaign confirmed on Saturday after a long vetting process.

“Mitt’s choice for VP is Paul Ryan. Spread the word about America’s comeback team,” a Romney campaign mobile phone application said, confirming widespread reports he had selected the Wisconsin lawmaker who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee.

Labeling the pair “America’s Comeback Team,” Romney’s campaign sent out Ryan’s biography, noting that the seven-term congressman was 28 when he first entered congress and chairs the House Budget Committee. The Janesville, Wisconsin, native lives in the town of his birth and is married with three children.

The choice of Ryan will bring the debate over how to reduce government spending and debt to the forefront of the race for the White House. Ryan won the admiration of conservatives after championing major tax budget cuts while advocating deep changes to Medicare, the popular healthcare program for seniors — long viewed as a third rail of politics.

Democrats are eager to pounce on that issue – particularly in Florida, where many seniors live and which could be a crucial state in the November election. Ryan’s selection makes the Florida leg of Romney’s bus tour an instant test for the new ticket.

Romney bonded with Ryan during the Wisconsin Republican primary battle last spring, when Ryan campaigned enthusiastically for the former Massachusetts governor.


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