Rep. Ellison prefers Ryan over Pawlenty

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison tells MPR he's happy Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan over former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as his presidential running mate. "Paul Ryan is much more upfront about what he believes in. I actually prefer Ryan. I think it allows us to make a clear argument," Ellison said.
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Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison tells MPR he's happy Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan over former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as his presidential running mate. "Paul Ryan is much more upfront about what he believes in. I actually prefer Ryan. I think it allows us to make a clear argument," Ellison said.

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