Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate for the November election.
Romney announced his 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 chairs 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 too much on cuts to spending for social programs and not enough on tax cuts for the wealthy.
The Huffington Post notes that both liberals and conservatives will be “thrilled” with Romney’s choice.
Steve Obsitnik, the Republican candidate for Connecticut's 4th district seat, released the following statement in response to Romney's pick:
Elections should focus on the records, policies and the ideals of those seeking office.
Today, Gov. Mitt Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate. In selecting Rep. Ryan to be his Vice President, Gov. Romney is drawing the starkest of contrasts between himself and the President.
This election may come down to a single issue: “Should the federal government continue down its present path of fiscal irresponsibility, or has the time come to get our financial house in order?”
All across Connecticut’s 4th District families work hard to make ends meet; they make the tough decisions on their budgets and try to save money for a rainy day. Our government should act like our families. We need fiscal responsibility for today while investing in the future.
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