MIAMI, Florida – Florida U.S. Senate candidates Connie Mack and Dave Weldon both applauded Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate.
“As he did with the Olympics, and so many time in the private sector turning despair into success, Mitt Romney has again used his talents to make the right, critical choice at a critical hour for our nation," said Mack in a statement. "Paul Ryan understands the priorities needed to put our nation back on the road to more freedom, less government and renewed prosperity. I have known and worked with Paul Ryan since being elected to the Congress and was outraged time and again when his ideas to move our nation forward were killed by a liberal Senate. Now our party can give him the right platform and a Senate that will no longer be flawed and unworkable. With great pride, we all unite today behind the Romney-Ryan ticket."
Weldon also took a moment from his Florida U.S. Senate campaign schedule to stop and praise Mitt Romney’s VP pick, Paul Ryan. Dr. Weldon has worked directly with Paul Ryan during his tenure representing Florida voters in Washington D.C. as Congressman for District 15.
“Paul Ryan is an excellent choice for VP, and I commend Mitt Romney. I got to know Paul while in the U.S. House. He is a solid, conservative family man with a wonderful, supportive family. What I liked about him most was that he was a straight shooter. When you talked to him, I always felt he was listening and being honest, which is often a rarity in Washington," Weldon said. “Obama offers no real solutions for our nation’s economic problems. Everything he has tried has made matters worse. No doubt Obama will try to demonize Paul Ryan and his common sense proposals. We need to stand with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The future of our nation is at stake.”