Murkowski Responds to Romney’s Selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Running Mate

Senator: Governor Romney’s Pick “A Serious Pick for a Serious Time”

WASHINGTON, DC – Mitt Romney today announced he has selected Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice presidential running mate.  Senator Lisa Murkowski had the following reaction to the news:

"America needs bold and intelligent problem solvers to put our nation on a sound path for the future and restore the people’s trust.

“With an accomplished background as one of the brightest and most visionary economic minds on Capitol Hill, Governor Romney’s selection of Representative Paul Ryan is a serious pick for a serious time.

"While many in Washington, DC are talking about the need for a fiscal plan, Representative Ryan has been hard at work designing a proposal for a financial framework we need to move forward.

"Governor Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate is the clearest demonstration to all Americans that he is willing to confront the defining issue of our time head-on."