Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Representative  Paul Ryan to be his running mate. The candidate made his announcement to supporters via a phone app, saying -- quote -- "Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul Ryan."

     The GOP ticket appeared together at 9 A.M. Eastern in Norfolk, Va. 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.

Mitt Romney In Birmingham Aug. 15

Jul 27, 2012
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has scheduled a fundraising reception Aug. 15 in Birmingham.

A letter from the Romney campaign said the event will be at The Club. People contributing $5,000 can get their photo taken with the former Massachusetts governor at 5:30 p.m. A general reception, costing $1,000 per person, is at 6 p.m. Then a private dinner starts at 7 p.m. for those contributing $25,000 or more.