US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election.
Mr Ryan, 42, is a congressman for his home state of Wisconsin.
Ohio Senator Rob Portman and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty had also been tipped to run with Mr Romney as vice-presidential candidate.
The BBC's North America Editor Mark Mardell says the decision is a bold and ideological choice.
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