Rep. Paul Ryan Dominates GOP Veep Media Coverage

A new study on potential Republican VP picks says Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) received the most media coverage out of anyone else within the last month.

The study, conducted by HighBeam Research found that Ryan was mentioned almost 27 percent of the time when veeps were discussed in the news media. Just behind Ryan is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at almost 24 percent. In a distant third, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell at 11 percent.

Out of the nine potential picks, two are women: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, both at 6 percent in media coverage.

At the bottom of the list (receiving only one mention in the Las Vegas Review-Journal) is Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (half a percent).

The study was conducted from March 16 to April 16.

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