Romney confirms running mate

Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.

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Paul Ryan could end up as Mitt Romney's running mate

Unconfirmed reports suggest Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. Ryan is considered a 'rising star' in the Republican party:

Paul Ryan is a rock star among fiscal conservatives. Chaired the budget committee in the House, he is a very strong contender and will basically be Mitt Romney's economic brain trust. His proposal, his alternative to President Obama's budget proposal basically has become the blueprint for Republicans on the Hill. He's an up-and-comer in the party, he's a rising star and he is very charismatic. He'll be able to raise money, he will be able to attack President Obama and he will be able to do it with a smile on his face that doesn't leave him seeming slimey

– Phil Elliott, AP Political reporter

Romney makes vice-presidential pick

It's reported that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate.

A Republican official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Romney would announce Ryan as his choice at an event in Norfolk, Virginia..

The official announcement is due to be made at 9am ET (2pm UK time) today.

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