“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 RyanThe Hill Interview: Budget Chair Black sticks around for now Gun proposal picks up GOP support GOP lawmaker Tim Murphy to retire at end of term 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 McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (Ky.) presided over the vote to nominate Ryan.