IT’S PAUL RYAN!… Mitt Picks Wisconsin Conservative as Running Mate …Update: Ryan Sends Out First Tweet
Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate today.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, the Romney campaign confirmed on Saturday.
“Mitt’s choice for VP is Paul Ryan. Spread the word about America’s comeback team,” a Romney campaign app said, confirming widespread reports he had selected the 42-year-old Wisconsin lawmaker who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee.
Romney was expected to introduce Ryan at the retired battleship USS Wisconsin – coincidentally named for Ryan’s home state – in Norfolk, Virginia, at about 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) Saturday, a Republican official who asked not to be identified said late Friday.
The announcement will mark the end a months-long search by Romney for a running mate to join him in facing Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the November 6 election.
Romney starts a bus tour on Saturday through four politically divided states that he needs to win in November: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.
The choice was reportedly made on August 3rd.
UPDATE: Paul Ryan sent out this tweet minutes ago.
— Paul Ryan (@PaulRyanVP) August 11, 2012