Mississippi delegation praises Romney’s vice president selection

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate Saturday morning and Northeast Mississippi’s Republican congressman and senators said they are excited at the possibility of Ryan as vice president.

The 42-year-old House Budget Committee chairman has worked on fiscal plans in the United States House of Representatives with both Sen. Roger Wicker and Rep. Alan Nunnelee.

“I’ve developed a close relationship with Paul over the last 20 months working in the House, and from a personal standpoint I think it’s a great choice,” Nunnelee said. “More important than that, I think it’s his ability to lead America.”

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