News of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick spread quickly across the Twitterverse Saturday morning, with several prominent Republicans offering their praise.

Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteOPINION: Democracy will send ISIS to the same grave as communism Kelly Ayotte joins defense contractor's board of directors Week ahead: Comey firing dominates Washington MORE (R-N.H.), herself once in the running for the VP slot, tweeted her support.


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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, also rumored to be in the running for the post in months past, weighed in.

“Great choice by @MittRomney to pick @RepPaulRyan as his VP,” he wrote.

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, also gave his seal of approval Saturday.


Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzGuess who’s stumping for states' rights? GOP Rep. Gowdy slams Trump team for 'amnesia' on Russia meetings California Dem sworn in as House member after delay MORE (R-Utah), a Romney campaign surrogate, called the VP pick “awesome” and said the selection of “Romney-Ryan gives the country the best ticket possible.”

Onetime competitor with Romney for the GOP presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also offered his support for the pick.

“Paul Ryan, conservative budget hawk . . . excellent choice who will underscore MR commitment to downsize Washington and restore job creation,” he wrote.