AP News
Posted: Sep 04, 2012 5:27 PM

The Paul Ryan opposition is in full force at the Democratic National Convention.

Vice President Joe Biden arrived Tuesday. Rob Zerban, who hopes to beat Ryan in a race for Congress, is in Charlotte, too.

Wisconsin law permits Ryan, a seven-term Republican congressman, to run for vice president and re-election simultaneously.

Zerban, a Wisconsin delegate, is getting hugs and handshakes as he meets fellow Democrats. He's been invited to participate in panel discussions, but unlike Biden he won't appear on the convention main stage. Still, Zerban said it's a prime chance to connect with movers and shakers in the party.

"I feel like I'm in good company," Zerban tells The Associated Press. "I'm the other guy running against Paul Ryan, just like Barack Obama and Joe Biden."

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