Paul Ryan: Journey from Janesville
Paul Ryan's venture from southern Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., took many twists and turns, but it all began here in his hometown.
Photo by: AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley
In this photo taken June 3, 2010, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, 40, speaks during a listening session at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wis. Ryan, the ranking Republican member on the House Budget committee, is a self-described conservative fascinated with economic issues. That Ryan is so popular here _ a swing district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 _ illustrates why he has emerged as a national GOP star. He has ruled out a presidential bid in 2012, but conservative leaders are already floating him as a top vice presidential pick. He's playing a key role as Republicans try to win back Congress.« Previous Next »