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Mitt Romney's VP pick Paul Ryan seen as bridge across GOP spectrum

Paul Ryan introduces Mitt Romney before Romney spoke

Paul Ryan introduces Mitt Romney before Romney spoke at the Grain Exchange in Milwaukee. (April 3, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Even before Wisconsin sent Paul Ryan to Congress, he was meticulously carving a path that seemed to point only upward.

As a young Capitol Hill staffer, he impressed Republican lawmakers with his hustle and intellectual curiosity. He blended quickly with an elite crop of conservative thinkers. By his 30s, he was a congressman on his way to becoming a GOP name brand with his push-the-edge...

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