Saluting Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate, longtime Romney friend and ally Congressman Connie Mack made the following statement:
"As he did with the Olympics, and so many times 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.
"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."