Freshman lawmaker cheers Romney's speech

Romney officially accepted the GOP presidential nomination Thursday evening in Tampa, Fla.

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"If there is one takeaway from this week's convention, it is that we have not lost faith in America's greatness or each other, but we need a commander in chief who is going to make sure that better days are ahead of us,” Gardner said. “I believe in America, and that is why I also believe in America's comeback team.”

Romney selected House Budget Committee Chairman Paul RyanPaul RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report Puerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate Overnight Finance: GOP faces dilemma on spending bills | CEOs push Congress on tax rules | Trump talks energy MORE (R-Wis.) to be his running mate.

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