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 AyotteFEC commissioner to Trump: Prove voter fraud Live coverage: Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing Lewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire MORE (R-N.H.), herself once in the running for the VP slot, tweeted her support.
Fantastic VP choice with Paul RyanPaul RyanRepublicans seek to lower odds of a shutdown Trump: 'No doubt' we'll make a deal on healthcare Overnight Finance: WH wants to slash billions | Border wall funding likely on hold | Wells Fargo to pay 0M over unauthorized accounts | Dems debate revamping consumer board MORE. Romney-Ryan ticket will get our fiscal house in order and get Americans working again!— Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) August 11, 2012
“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 ChaffetzOversight chair: 'Ridiculous' to call for investigation into Nunes The Hill's 12:30 Report Secret Service agents set for discipline after fence-jumping incident: report 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.