Romney selects Paul Ryan for Vice Presidential Running Mate!
Paul Ryan leader of the financial committee, seven term congressman from Wisconsin is Romney's running mate.
(CNN) -- Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is considered a
rising GOP star and the Republican Party's leader on fiscal and
The chairman of the House
Budget Committee was first elected to Congress at age 28, and later
helped launch the party's "Young Guns" program to recruit candidates in
districts where Republicans lost.
Now 42, Ryan is the
architect of the House GOP's budget proposal, which Democrats compared
to an attack on the poor, but Republicans say is intended to save
Medicare and rein in spending.
Wisconsin, Ryan earned a degree in political science and economics from
Miami University in Ohio in 1992. He was raised as a Catholic, and
worked at a family construction company before getting into politics.
In the House, Ryan is also a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee.
He has frequently pushed
the Republicans' "class warfare" line against President Barack Obama and
is a major critic of his signature health reform law.
Because he hails from
Wisconsin, an important battleground, Ryan's youthfulness could appeal
to a group that the president enjoys advantages with.
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