Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) greets supporters with vice president select U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) at a campaign event in Waukesha, Wisconsin August 12, 2012.
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Paul Ryan got his first full run as GOP vice presidential candidate Sunday, attracting overflow crowds in NASCAR country and finishing the day before a hometown crowd in Wisconsin. He used a string of appearances at Mitt Romney's side to help the Republican candidate refocus the race on fiscal issues and energize the base.
Washington bureau chief Bryn Weese and Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation provide their analysis of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate, and what it means for the rest of the election campaign.