Transcript for Paul Ryan: Who Is the Man Now in the Race for the White House?
South Pole line up there on the stage hugging his wife you can -- for more than a decade three children of course we heard Mitt Romney himself talking about. Paul Ryan's childhood he lost his father... See More
South Pole line up there on the stage hugging his wife you can -- for more than a decade three children of course we heard Mitt Romney himself talking about. Paul Ryan's childhood he lost his father at. Sixteen years old to a heart attack how that's shaped his own life helping to raise -- family at a single mom this morning here we take a look at. All -- the man. He is a rising star in the Republican Party policy one -- -- himself and budget the deficit is really. Going off the charts and -- fighter for the conservative cause republic. Unifying. He is also a family man the father of three children -- to his wife Jennifer twelve years now. Paul Davis -- -- Janesville Wisconsin in 1970 the youngest to four -- in high school he was popular classmates voted him prom king. They also voted -- biggest round loser. At age sixteen family -- his father dead of heart attack. Later relying on Social Security of course father's death to help pay for college. Graduating from Miami university in Ohio would 1992. He told odd jobs during college including driving around an Oscar Mayer Wiener mobile and after college briefly working for -- -- his construction business in Wisconsin. Then he found his way into politics or a conservative think tank -- as a speech Twitter project camp. -- 1998. 228 he ran for congress and one. Since then he's steadily risen within the party now the chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee. He voted for the Iraq War for the TARP bailout for the auto maker -- to all -- championing his own budget plan that calls for major cuts in federal spending. Arguably the biggest domestic challenge perhaps in the history this country. Is this crushing burden of debt 2010 when the president held a joint meeting with Republicans -- describe himself. Most clearly articulated the Republican cards you've also said he wanted to -- skills of the budget go through line by line. We want to give you that skill. And under that but the appearance congressman Ryan is also known -- -- morning workouts and Washington even leading fellow congressman in. On his iPod. Led Zeppelin. Yes but the real work out these final three months to -- Paul Ryan -- on the national --
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