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WTRF.com UPDATE: Romney Names Ryan His VP Candidate

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -

WTRF.com UPDATE

 


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate.

 

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The candidate made his announcement to supporters via a phone app, saying quote "Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul Ryan." The GOP ticket was set to appear together at 9 a.m. Eastern in Norfolk, Va.

Romney and Ryan are kicking off a four-day bus tour that will take them to as many states.
    
At 42, Ryan is a generation younger than the 65-year-old Romney.

 

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WTRF.com UPDATE

 


Mitt Romney's choice for running mate is Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan according to a Republican with knowledge of the situation.

 

   
Romney and Ryan are to appear together Saturday in Norfolk, Va., at the start of a four-state bus tour to introduce the GOP ticket to the nation. The campaign isn't commenting about Ryan, only saying that there will be an announcement at 9 a.m. EDT at the Nauticus Museum. Berthed at the museum is the USS Wisconsin, which offered a hint about Romney's choice.
    
In the final hours before Romney's team issued the statement, all signs seemed to point to Ryan. The seven-term Wisconsin congressman is a favorite of some conservatives. Ryan heads the House Budget Committee and is author of a House-passed budget that would slash federal spending and overhaul entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

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ORIGINAL STORY

 


Mitt Romney will make it official later Saturday but a Republican with knowledge of the situation says Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the choice for the presidential candidate's running mate.

 

Romney and Ryan are to appear together later in Norfolk, Va. Ryan heads the House Budget Committee and is author of a House-passed budget that would slash federal spending.

 

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)