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Campaign Sources Say Ryan Is Romney VP Pick: NBC News

Published: Friday, Aug. 10 2012 11:10 p.m. MDT

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Charles Dharapak, AP) Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Charles Dharapak, AP)

Our take: NBC News announced late Friday night that sources close to the Romney campaign have confirmed that Mitt Romney plans to announce Saturday morning that Paul Ryan will join him as his VP running mate. Romney's son Tagg is being reported to have delivered the message to Ryan in person in his home state of Wisconsin.

With recent national polls showing Romney trailing President Barack Obama, Ryan is a bold pick. He would excite economic conservatives, and is considered one of his party's rising stars.

In addition, Romney told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday he was looking for someone with "a vision for the country," who "adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country” -- a sign that he might make a bold pick in Ryan.

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