“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 RyanTougher Russia sanctions bill facing another setback CNN's Kohn, Ben Shapiro in Twitter spat after controversial 'killing spree' Ryan tweet Ryan: 'Prayers are being answered' for Scalise's recovery 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 McConnellValerie Jarrett slams GOP for not including women in healthcare discussions Healthcare wish lists: What moderates, conservatives want Top GOP lawmaker questions tax break for wealthy in healthcare plan MORE (Ky.) presided over the vote to nominate Ryan.