IL politicians react to Romney’s VP pick, Paul Ryan – Chicago News and Weather | FOX Chicago News

12 Aug

FOX Chicago News –

Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, selecting the Republican Party’s go-to man on budget issues in a decision that signals the campaign will make the nation’s spiraling debt a centerpiece of its attacks on President Obama.

Paul Ryan is not a familiar face to a lot of voters around the country, so politicians from both sides had their talking points ready today in an effort to define Romney’s new running mate.

While Mayor Emanuel, at the Bud Billiken Parade declined to discuss the announcement, other politicians were not so reluctant.

Illinois GOP chairman Bill Brady, echoed the reaction of many Republican’s nationwide, stating it was “a bold pick, but a good pick.” He suggested that Paul Ryan’s name on the ticket could help Romney pick up key swing states in the Midwest.

“I think the fact that he’s from the Midwest is going to have a huge impact. I think it now puts Wisconsin and Iowa in play.” More…

via IL politicians react to Romney’s VP pick, Paul Ryan – Chicago News and Weather | FOX Chicago News.

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