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Ryan's rise

"Ryan's rise" Continued...

Like Palin, Ryan has helped shore up a conservative base that showed persistent doubts about the name at the top of the ticket. But Romney and other Republicans today are hoping that Ryan's speech Wednesday night is just the start of a rise toward an election that is now less than 70 days away.

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Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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