WI Residents Divided on Rep. Paul Ryan for VP

By KBJR News 1

August 13, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Wisconsinites are abuzz with opinions on Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice for the Vice President's seat, and it's showing just how evenly divided the race for President will be among voters.

Paul Ryan, a Janesville, Wisconsin native, and U.S. Representative for the state's first Congressional District, was selected by Governor Romney to be his VP candidate on Saturday.

Many republicans hail Ryan as a hero for the conservative movement, as he is an outspoken supporter of cutting spending and taxes, and doing away with President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act.

Wisconsinites, who were split almost evenly during the historic Gubernatorial recall election in June, are finding the same to be true now, in regard to their opinions on the Vice Presidential choice.

"I don't think I'm worried about Romney, or his running mate, at all, because he may never see the podium, so to speak," said Timothy Glanville, a Superior resident.

"We can take some of the fabulous fiscal things that we've done in Wisconsin and take them nationwide. And, Paul Ryan is about as good a man as we can have to do that," said Lake Nebagamon resident, Travis Hanson.

Wisconsin is considered a crucial battleground state in November's election.