Those are some of the lesser-known facts about Paul Ryan that have emerged in a 2500-word piece in The Washington Post, Reuters, The Huffington Post and elsewhere.
Though Ryan has been exhaustively profiled, news organizations such as The Post, which examined Ryan’s steady climb through the congressional ranks – a climb that led to surprise pick as Mitt Romney’s running mate – have unearthed a few surprises. They will give you a leg up at the water cooler when conversation turns to the GOP convention in Tampa Bay at the end of this month. If you’ve only read about Ryan’s stance on Medicare, the deficit, the country’s fiscal cliff and other policy issues, you’ve missed a number of interesting personal facts that can be filed under “help-me-understand-the-candidate-better”:
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