Vice president Biden looks forward to debating Ryan
FILE - In this April 13, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced Ryan as his running mate. As the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan gives Romney a link to Capitol Hill leadership and underscores Romney's effort to make the election a referendum on the nation's economic course. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)Photo: Image by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, congratulating him for being Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney's running mate.
The Obama campaign says that Biden encouraged Ryan to enjoy the day with his family. Biden also says he's looking forward to engaging Ryan in what he's calling a "clear choice voters face this November."
Biden and Ryan are scheduled to meet in one debate before Election Day.