U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, issued this statement in regard to the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Boren is a first cousin to Ryan’s wife, Janna Little Ryan.
“Andrea and I are excited for Paul and Janna. Janna and I grew up together and I couldn’t be more proud of my cousin. Like my late mother after whom she is named, Janna is a wonderful parent to their children and will be Paul’s strongest supporter on the campaign trail. Paul has a firm moral compass and has always approached his job as a congressman with diligence and honesty. Having many friends on both sides of the aisle, he is an effective and talented leader. Although we belong in different political parties, I see Paul as a friend, a fellow hunter, and most importantly a family man.”