August 13, 2012
THE THIRD GUY ON THE TICKET:
Liberal Wyden's partnership with Ryan becomes a GOP talking point (Jason Horowitz, August 12, 20122, Washington Post)
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 13, 2012 5:23 AMSenator Ron Wyden, a lifelong liberal Democrat from Oregon, has emerged as a key Republican talking point in the 2012 presidential election.In his proud pursuit of creative, if politically implausible, policy initiatives, Wyden has in the past teamed up with the likes of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the newly anointed Republican vice presidential candidate. Their collaboration on a Medicare reform proposal helped cement Wyden's reputation as a "King of Policy Wonks," as he is sometimes dismissively referred to within his caucus. And it also has given Republicans some cover on the campaign trail.
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