This morning, Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney announced seven term Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Ryan is the House Budget Chairman, and has called the city of Janesville home since childhood.
Wisconsin State 1st Assembly District representative Garey Bies says the pick shows Romney's commitment to getting the country's fiscal house in order. Bies says that in the couple meetings the two have had, Ryan made a good impression.
Bies says should the Romney-Ryan ticket win in November, Wisconsin will benefit from the congressman's local ties.
8th District Democratic vice Chair Deb Norton of Kewaunee says it's nice for Wisconsin to be in the national spotlight, regardless of the party attached. She thinks the move makes political sense for Romney,
Norton says Ryan will bring some very important issues into the spotlight, such as his pro-privatizing stance on Medicare.
Tim Bremel hosts a local talk show on News-Talk 1230 AM in Ryan's hometown of Janesville, and has spoken with the congressman numerous times on air. Bremel says Romney's new running mate has been loyal to doing what he can to support the district and the state.
Bremel says Ryan generally leans a little more conservative on the issues, but his message and sincerity have been consistent since he started serving in office.
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