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Watch Live: Romney Announces Paul Ryan as VP Pick

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Rep. Paul Ryan with Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in March. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick early Saturday morning. Romney is set to officially announce the Wisconsin representative at 9 a.m. in Norfolk, Va. 

Romney made the announcement via his smartphone app, and his website refers to the duo as the "A" team, saying:"This is the team to beat. This is the team that can restore greatness in America. This is the team that can fix America."

Ryan was the chief author of the GOP's budget plan, Path to Prosperity, which many faith groups — including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Sojourners — have condemned as immoral because of its cuts to safety net programs. 

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