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Paul Ryan’s past

Young Paul Ryan
This undated photo provided by the Ryan family shows a young Paul Ryan. (Ryan family / AP Photo)
Paul Ryan: Prom King
Paul Ryan as seen in his 1988 high school yearbook. (Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Ryan in high school
Paul Ryan as seen in his 1988 high school yearbook. (Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Ryan in high school
Paul Ryan, center left, is pictured on the cover of the 1988 Joseph A. Craig High School yearbook in Janesville, Wis. (Keri Wiginton / Chicago Tribune)
Paul Ryan: Hunter
This undated photo provided by the Ryan family shows Paul Ryan after a hunt. (Ryan family / AP Photo)
Paul Ryan: Hunter
Paul Ryan, who is an avid fan of hunting, seen during one of his excursions, via his Facebook page. (Facebook / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Ryan: Married man
This undated photo provided by the Ryan family shows Paul Ryan and Janna Ryan on the day of their wedding. During his first term in Congress, Ryan met and married Janna Little, a lawyer and lobbyist from an affluent Oklahoma family, who was working in the Washington area. (Ryan Family / AP Photo)
Paul and Tobin Ryan
This 1998 photo provided by the Ryan family shows Paul Ryan, right, and his older brother Tobin Ryan, left, with Republican politician and former collegiate and professional football player Jack Kemp. (Ryan family / AP Photo)
Paul Ryan in 2004
In this file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), speaks at the Republican National Convention in New York. (Joe Cavaretta / AP File Photo)
Paul Ryan’s home
Paul Ryan’s house in Janesville, Wisc., on the day Mitt Romney announced that the Wisconsin native would be his running mate. (Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Ryan campaign sign
A makeshift campaign sign made by a neighbor of Rep. Paul Ryan, the newly chosen Republican vice presidential candidate. (Kathleen Hennessey / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Ryan and President Obama
President Obama talks with Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wisc.), during the nationally televised bipartisan meeting on health insurance reform at Blair House in Washington, D.C. (White House / Los Angeles Times)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan at an April rally in Milwaukee.  (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
Rep. Paul Ryan joins Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as they listen to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at a news conference.  (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
Rep. Paul Ryan reveals the House Republicans’ budget proposal in April. Obama has called Ryan’s budget “thinly veiled social Darwinism.”  (Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA)
Rep. Paul Ryan speaks on President Barack Obama‘s fiscal 2010 federal budget.  (Susan Walsh, AP Photo)
Ryan has also been a reliable party-line conservative on such key issues as abortion and immigration. (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
Ryan and House Speaker John Boehner.  (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., gives his opening statement during the House Committee on Rules meeting to decide on the rules for the debate of the Health Care Reconciliation Bill on Capitol in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)
President Obama, right, shakes hands with Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) at the Blair House in Washington prior to the start of the healthcare summit. From left are Kline, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and the president. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin confronts President Obama’s budget with an alternative GOP budget plan that he is pushing in the House. Ryan, the top Republican on the House Budget Committee, said in his party’s radio address April 4, 2009, that the U.S. is in an economic crisis and the president’s plan “will make the crisis much, much worse. Rather than getting spending under control, it sends spending out of control.” (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, campaigns at a town hall meeting with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., at Greendale Martin Luther High School in Greendale, Wisc. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
President Bush waves as he steps off Air Force One with Rep. Paul Ryan, left, R-Wisc., in Milwaukee. ( Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)