It’s official: Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s running mate, national news media reported as the news exploded throughout the internet and on cable television late Friday and early Saturday. Georgia Rep. Brett Harrell (R-Snellville) announced in on Loganville-Grayson Patch just before midnight on Saturday and it was confirmed by Romney’s App just after 7 a.m.
National news sites broke the news just before midnight on Friday night, ending weeks of speculation.
Shortly before midnight, CNN was reporting that three sources had confirmed that the Janesville congressman, 42, was the VP pick of the Republican Romney. News that Romney’s campaign was announcing its VP selection on Saturday in Virginia broke widely late Friday.
Romney is to make the announcement early Saturday morning in Virginia, kicking off a four-state tour in his bid to unseat incumbent Barack Obama.
The Huffington Post summed it