Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives the thumbs up to supporters at a campaign event at East Carolina University, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Greenville, NC. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)

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Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives the thumbs up to supporters at a campaign event at East Carolina University, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Greenville, NC. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)