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Governor Romney Names Congressman Paul Ryan as Running Mate

Armistead: Romney Makes Bold Choice for America’s Future

From the Office of Bill Armistead, the Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Governor Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, announced Saturday that Wisconsin Congressman, Paul Ryan, is his choice for Vice President of the United States.  Congressman Ryan joined Governor Romney in Norfolk, VA for the official announcement and roll out of “America’s Comeback Team”.  Congressman Ryan’s biography is below a statement from Bill Armistead, the Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party.

“Governor Romney made a bold choice for America’s future with Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.  Jobs and the economy are the number one issue of this election, and Paul Ryan understands better than anyone in Washington the roll pro-growth economic policies will play in turning our economy around.  Paul Ryan can articulate the reasons why the massive debt compiled by President Barack Obama is crippling our economy and stifling job creation and has consistently offered solutions to correct the situation.  Paul Ryan possesses detailed knowledge of the Federal budget and that knowledge will be critical when the Romney Administration begins to execute its plan to build a stronger middle class.

Conservatives should be excited about ‘America’s Comeback Team’ because these men have the experience and knowhow to get our economy turned around.  I am thrilled by the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan to be Governor Romney’s running mate and I pledge to do all that I can to help elect them the next President and Vice President of the United States.

It is critical that we replace Obama-Biden with Romney-Ryan on November 6th 2012.”

Biography of Congressman Paul Ryan

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.  He is Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he has worked tirelessly leading the effort to reign in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers. He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, where he has focused on simplifying the tax code and making health care more affordable and accessible.

In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a proposal to eliminate the federal deficit, reform the tax code, and preserve entitlements for future generations.

Representative Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on January 29, 1970. A fifth-generation Wisconsin native, Ryan was the youngest of four children born to Paul Ryan Sr., who worked as an attorney, and Betty, a stay-at-home mom.

In April 2000, Ryan proposed to Janna Little, a native Oklahoman, at one of his favorite fishing spots, Big St. Germain Lake in Wisconsin. Later that year, the two were married in Oklahoma City.

The Ryans reside in Janesville with their three children, Liza, Charlie and Sam. The family are parishioners at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Upon entering Congress in January of 1999, Ryan was the youngest member of the freshmen class at the age of 28. Prior to running for Congress, Ryan served as an aide to Republican Senators Robert Kasten Jr. and Sam Brownback, former U.S. Rep. and Vice Presidential Candidate Jack Kemp, and as a speechwriter for Education Secretary William Bennett.

Ryan is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned degrees in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio.  He is an avid outdoorsman and is a member is of his local archery association, the Janesville Bowmen.

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