Mitt Romney with Paul Ryan
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Mitt Romney to run with 'honourable' Paul Ryan

11 August 2012 Last updated at 15:25 BST

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election.

Mr Romney praised Mr Ryan as an honourable man and an "intellectual leader" of the Republican Party.

Mr Ryan, 42, is a congressman for his home state of Wisconsin.