Seems outside of Wisconsin people are asking about Paul Ryan. Here’s one story to find out about the man.
Meet Paul Ryan: Getting to know Romney’s running mate
Political insiders know Paul Ryan as the guy driving the Republican narrative on the budget, but most Americans don’t know much about Mitt Romney’s new running mate. Here’s some of what you need to know about the guy sharing real estate on the GOP ticket.
By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has made a lot of Conservatives happy with his selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Ryan, one of the rising stars of the GOP, was considered a long-shot choice for Romney’s vice presidential pick among political circles, at least until the last week. But between a piece by William Kristol in the Weekly Standard and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, both pushing hard for Ryan, the likelihood of his selection grew dramatically, culminating in the announcement late Friday night from the campaign that the pick would be rolled out Saturday morning.
According to a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday, just 16 percent of Republicans hoped Romney would pick Paul Ryan as his running mate (28 percent hoped for Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and another 16 percent wanted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie).
The same poll found Ryan with a 27 percent favorable rating among all Americans, while 20 percent found him unfavorable. A whopping 56 percent had either never heard of him or had no opinion. (The numbers for Republican respondents only: Favorable–46 percent, unfavorable–7 percent, never heard of/no opinion–47 percent.)
In other words, there’s a lot of room for the American people to get to know Paul Ryan over the coming weeks. Here’s a few things to know about the new vice presidential candidate to get you started.
Who is Paul Ryan?
Full name: Paul Davis Ryan
Current office: U.S. Congressman from the Wisconsin 1st District
Time in office: Seven terms (first elected 1998)
Chairmanship: House Committee on the Budget
Read more about the man from the city of Janesville Wisconsin here at UPI.
WUPN: We think Ryan is a great pick for Romney. All positives for the conservative right. Now we just need to get everyone out to vote in November.