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In ways big and small, life has changed for Ryan


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Life has changed for Paul Ryan in the two weeks since Mitt Romney named him as his running mate. Before that, Ryan was an up-and-coming but little-known House member still untested on the national stage.

It's safe to say that until recently he had never visited a lemonade stand with a dozen Secret Service agents in tow. And he almost certainly hadn't discussed the tightness of his shirts during a national radio interview.

Yes, it's a whole new world for the Wisconsin congressman.

He's campaigning across battleground states in the days leading up to the Republican National Convention. Ryan draws large crowds at his events and is a natural onstage, often appearing more comfortable than Romney before an audience and delivering the campaign's talking points with ease.

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