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HUDSON, Wis. - Governor Mitt Romney's running mate selection was the topic of conversation around coffee cups at Key's Café in Hudson Saturday.
"I think it's very exciting," said Lisa Marth from New Richmond. "This will give the edge to Republicans."
The decision to choose Representative Paul Ryan excited many, but in the swing state of Wisconsin, not everyone feels that way.
"He's young, conservative, and a lot of people like him," says Randy Rosewicz from Hudson. "But I don't like him."
Across town, at the St. Croix County Republican Headquarters, it's all smiles for the volunteers making calls and organizing lawn signs.
"I was elated when I heard the news," said Jess Garza, the county's Republican Party Chair. "We've been through a lot between recalls and recounts and this is a good injection and a great opportunity to get re-energized."
The nod to Rep. Paul Ryan keeps an already tightly contested state in the national spotlight.
"Wisconsin is a must-win," said Garza. "I think it will be very difficult for President Obama to win our 10 electoral votes."
But is the Romney-Ryan pair the team to bring economic renewal? That's the other conversation topic around the breakfast table.
"People are frustrated," said Rosewicz. "Nothing is getting done and people are out of work."
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