Paul Ryan, VP? Oddmakers Put Him in 6th Place For GOP VP Nod

Bigger names ahead of him, including two senators and three governors, and Paul Ryan's chance at being Mitt Romney's running mate are likely slim. Despite the chatter, the congressman continues business, with a stop this week in Muskego.

Does Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) have a shot at becoming Mitt Romney's running mate? An online prediction market, Intrade, allows bets for non-sporting events and predictions over there put Ryan in sixth place.

Ryan is all over the news, lauded by conservative channels for his ideas for a national budget and bashed by liberals for the same reason.

However, Ryan has deflected questions, stating it would be for someone else to decide to ask him in the first place. In the meantime, he is conducting business as usual by conducting local listening sessions, including on May 3.

According to a story running on jsonline.com, Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Rob Portman of Ohio and Governors Chris Christie from New Jersey, Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Bob McDonnell of Virginia are all ahead of Ryan on the list of potential VP picks.

The story presents Ryan's chances by the numbers, including his 55 television appearances, eight dates with CNBC, and $5.1 million in his campaign fund.


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