From the CNN Political Unit
Mitt Romney on Saturday announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate for the White House — a bold and risky move that energized both conservatives and their opponents.
Ryan is a rising Republican star and the party’s leader on fiscal and budget issues. He said he is overwhelmed by the reaction to the announcement that he is Romney’s running mate.
“I was amazed at the energy, the crowd, people who just want to see us take the country in a different direction,” Ryan said. “It’s very exciting. We’re going to win this campaign. We’ve got the wind behind us. I’m really excited about this race.”
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