9 things you didn't know about Paul Ryan

NORFOLK, VA - AUGUST 11: Newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is hugged by his children after Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) announced him as his running mate in front of the USS Wisconsin August 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is hugged by his children after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced him as his running mate in front of the USS Wisconsin August 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Va.
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

(CBS News) The basic info about Mitt Romney's new running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is easy to find: born in 1970, grew up in Janesville, Wis., graduated from Miami University in Ohio, married Janna, three kids Liza, Charlie and Sam. 

But a little more digging reveals some interesting, lesser-known tidbits about the man that could be a heartbeat away from the presidency:

- Ryan is a bowhunter and belongs to his hometown's archery association, the Janesville Bowmen

- He "does his own skinning and butchering and makes his own Polish sausage and bratwurst," according to his wedding announcement

- During summers in college, he was a salesman for Oscar Mayer and once drove the company's Wienermobile

- Fifth-generation Wisconsin native

- He was voted prom king and "Biggest Brown-Noser" in high school

  • Steve Chaggaris

    Steve Chaggaris is CBSNews.com's Executive Editor, Washington.

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