Photos: Paul Ryan, rising GOP star

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaks during a campagin stop at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, August 13, in Des Moines. It was the newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate's first solo stop since becoming Mitt Romney's running mate.

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaks during a campagin stop at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, August 13, in Des Moines. It was the newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate's first solo stop since becoming Mitt Romney's running mate.