It was not surprising that Gov. Sam Brownback endorsed Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate. Ryan served on Brownback's staff from 1995 to 1997 when Brownback was in the U.S. House and Senate. The selection is "great news for America and great news for Kansas," Brownback said, adding that Ryan "has the vision, experience and character to help bring America back." It also wasn't surprising that Kansas Democratic Party Chairwoman Joan Wagnon had a different view. She said that Ryan and Brownback have a shared vision that “new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy."