ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - What are the top candidates for U.S. Senate in Missouri saying about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selecting Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate?
Congressman Todd Akin (R-Mo.) issued this statement on Saturday, “Paul Ryan is a fantastic choice. I have served with him for some time on the Budget Committee and know that he brings years of experience on our fiscal
matters to the campaign trail. He has a great understanding of our current economic situation and has had the courage to lead with real solutions in the U.S. House. He understands the principles we must put back into government if
we are to get our country working again. I am proud to have worked with him and I’m glad to see that his charisma and economic common-sense will be joining forces with Governor Romney in their bid to replace Barack Obama and Joe
Biden. Paul is one of the true problem-solvers and I am thrilled about Mitt Romney’s excellent choice.”
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) didn’t send KMOX a response specifically about Saturday’s announcement of Ryan as Romney’s running mate, but she did post this on her Twitter account, “The part of the Ryan-Akin budget I hate the most? Cutting Medicare and then giving those cuts to the mega-wealthy. Wrong.”