- Post 11 August 2012
(Ralph Z. Hallow | The Washington Times) - Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a federal budget expert and fiscal conservative, will be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, the Romney campaign announced Saturday morning.
Mr. Romney will make the announcement aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin later in the day, and the campaign has dubbed the ticket “America’s comeback team.”
Mr. Ryan, is slated for formal nomination by delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., at the end of this month.
Mr. Ryan, 42, is the House Budget Committee chairman and a favorite among many in his party, especially economic conservatives because he has made budgetary reform and spending restraint the hallmark of his political career in Washington.
He proposed a budget plan that won wide acclaim among conservatives. ...continues...