The news had already leaked out hours before; but the official announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is Mitt Romney's running mate on the GOP ticket.
The announcement came in Norfolk, Virginia in front of the Nauticus Museum on the docked U.S.S. Wisconsin.
Paul Ryan, 42, represents the 1st District in Wisconsin, is the House Budget Chairman, and authored the Republican budget proposal and a favorite in the influential Tea Party movement.
The announcement kicks off a four state bus tour to introduce the pair to voters.
The Republican National Convention begins August 27th in Tamps, Florida, where the Romney-Ryan ticket will be officially endorsed by the GOP.