Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate for the November election.
Romney announced the decision in a press release Saturday morning, titled “America’s Comeback Team,” as well as through his “Mitt’s VP” smart phone app.
Ryan, 42, is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. He’s also a chairman of the House Budget Committee, and last year he unveiled a counter budget titled “Roadmap for America’s Future,” which proposed to eliminate the federal deficit over a multi-year period.
Democrats and liberals derided the budget, however, saying it focused more on cuts to spending for social programs and less on tax cuts for the wealthy.
The Huffington Post notes that both liberals and conservatives will be “thrilled” with Romney’s choice.
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