Updated 08/11/2012 12:36 PM
Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate.
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.
"Bright and articulate, Paul Ryan represents a younger version of Rick Perry policies without the rough edges and 'oops' moments.
I like him; I just don’t like his policies, which are not a return to our founding principles but only a reversal to the failed Bush-Cheney approach. I disagree that the only way to bring more balance to the federal budget is to make it more difficult for seniors to balance their personal budgets—that we cannot afford to commit more for educational opportunity but can afford to provide more tax cuts to the privileged few and the corporate tax dodgers."
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