UPDATE: Ryan Dodges Vice Presidential Questions

UPDATED Thursday, May 3, 2012 --- 11:20 a.m.

MUSKEGO, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan received a warm welcome during his first meeting of two days of listening sessions in his southeastern Wisconsin district.

About 300 people attended Ryan's meeting in Muskego where he was given a standing ovation as he began the session.

Ryan's name has come up as a potential running mate to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And it's a possibility that followed him back in his district Thursday. One man told Ryan he appreciated the job he was doing in Congress and urged him to keep his current job rather than accept a possible vice president nomination. Ryan didn't address the comment.

As House Budget Committee chairman, Ryan authored a budget that combines deep spending cuts in safety-net programs for the poor with an overhaul of Medicare and steep drops in tax rates.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Thursday, May 3, 2012 --- 6:25 a.m.

MUSKEGO, Wis. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is beginning two days of listening sessions in his southeastern Wisconsin district.

The Republican been widely whispered about as a potential running mate to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

His office says he'll visit Muskego, Elkhorn and Kenosha on Thursday and Janesville, Mount Pleasant and Greendale on Friday.

In a statement, Ryan says the sessions provide him an opportunity to discuss the major legislative proposals before Congress, answer questions and address concerns among residents.

He's also expected to talk about solutions to balancing the federal budget.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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