Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.
The Romney campaign, in confirming the decision in a press release, dubbed Romney and Ryan "America's Comeback Team."
He is best known for his proposed budget that calls for an overhaul of Medicare.
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Ryan, who is in his seventh term in Congress, represents Wisconsin's First Congressional District in the southeastern corner of the state. He is chairman of the House Budget Committee and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.
In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his “Roadmap for America’s Future.”
Romney formally made the announcement on a tour of the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA. In the announcement, he said Ryan is the "intellectual leader of the Republican Party."