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UPDATE: Romney picks Paul Ryan as his running mate

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NORFOLK, Va. (WKOW) -- Appearing for the first time as Mitt Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan attacked President Barack Obama for what he calls a "record of failure."

The seven-term congressman says Obama has led the "worst economic recovery in 70 years." He notes that unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years -- the longest stretch since the Great Depression.

Ryan was introduced by Romney as his running mate Saturday morning in Northfolk, Virginia.

Ryan, the architect of a controversial budget plan, is promising not to "duck the tough issues." And he says he has the courage to tell the truth.

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate.

Romney made his announcement to supporters via a phone app, saying -- quote -- "Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul Ryan." The GOP ticket was set to appear together at 8 a.m. on the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia.

Romney and Ryan are kicking off a four-day bus tour that will take them to as many states.

At 42, Ryan is a generation younger than the 65-year-old Romney.

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