The ABC, an early supporter of Mitt Romney’s candidacy, said it was very happy with Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Add the Associated Builders and Contractors to those cheering the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as Mitt Romney’s running mate.

Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, announced the 42-year-old chairman of the U.S. Budget Committee as his selection Aug. 11.

The ABC, an early supporter of Romney’s candidacy, said it was very happy with the decision.

"ABC endorsed Governor Romney for president because we believe he possesses the leadership and vision that will restore our nation's economic prosperity,” said 2012 ABC National Chairman Eric Regelin, the president of Granix, LLC in Ellicott City, Md. “By selecting Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney reaffirmed his commitment to confronting our toughest challenges head on. 

  “As House budget chairman, Ryan wrote a federal budget that proposed practical solutions to the gravest and most complex challenges facing our nation - challenges that the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Senate lack the vision and courage to fix,” Regelin said.