WEB EXTRA: A Look at Paul Ryan
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending. Here's a look at Ryan:
NAME - Paul Davis Ryan
AGE-BIRTH DATE-LOCATION - 42; Jan. 29, 1970; Janesville, Wis.
EXPERIENCE - U.S. Representative; 1998-present; marketing consultant, Ryan Inc. Central, 1997-1998; legislative director for U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, 1995-1997; adviser and speechwriter, Empower America, 1993-1995; aide to U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten, 1992.
EDUCATION - Bachelor's degree, Miami University of Ohio, 1992.
FAMILY - Wife, Janna; a daughter and two sons.
QUOTE - "''Here in Wisconsin, I picked who I think is going to be the next president of the United States - I picked Mitt Romney. The moment is here. The country can be saved. It is not too late to get America back on the right track. ... It is not too late to save the American idea." - Ryan, speaking during an April 2012 campaign stop with Romney after endorsing him in the Republican primary.
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