“Mitt Romney has chosen the first real leader of his generation, a man who can help us believe in America again and his name is Paul RyanPaul RyanShutdown fears spur horse-trading GOP, Trump administration huddle on tax reform Overnight Healthcare: Dems eye deal on ObamaCare subsidies for extra military funding MORE,” King said.

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Earlier in the day, Republicans running the convention explained that while the nominating votes for Mitt Romney and running mate Ryan would take place Tuesday, their formal nomination and acceptance would take place on Thursday.

Romney secured the necessary 1,144 delegates shortly before Paul’s formal nomination. By the end of the count the Romney-Ryan ticket had 2,061 delegate votes.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellCongress nears deal on help for miners Shutdown fears spur horse-trading GOP, Trump administration huddle on tax reform MORE (Ky.) presided over the vote to nominate Ryan.