1. 2012

    Paul Ryan in Campaign Spotlight

    MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 01:  Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) jokes with U.S. Rep Paul Ryan (C) (R-WI) during a pancake brunch at Bluemound Gardens on April 1, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With less than a week before the Wisconsin primary, Mitt Romney continues to campaign through the state.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Representative Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have been saying such flattering things about each other over the last few days and it's prompted speculation of a vice presidential nomination. Even as Romney is eager to align himself with Ryan to solidify his conservative credentials, the Obama campaign is also trying to connect the two, hoping that the alliance will backfire in the general election. “He’s very much lashed to Ryan and the House Republicans,” says David Axelrod. “They share an economic view and a view on the budget,” which Obama advisers have taken to calling the Romney-Ryan budget.

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