Paul Ryan: Former Wienermobile Driver, Future Vice President?

August 15, 2012 12:00 AM

Paul Ryan: Former Wienermobile Driver, Future Vice President?

" With November’s presidential election drawing close, the tickets are now set, with President Obama and Vice President Biden set to take on Gov. Mitt Romney and newly named Vice President nominee, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.

According to a report last year by National Public Radio, the 42-year-old Representative from Wisconsin has a few ties to the automotive world.

Ryan hails from Janesville, Wisconsin, the former home of a GM assembly plant that once built big trucks and SUVs. The plant, which had been assembling machinery of some kind since the early part of the 20th century, was closed at the end of 2008 as GM prepared to enter bankruptcy.

Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a rally at Lakewood High School on August 14, 2012 in Lakewood, Colorado "

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