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Romney's choice of vice presidential candidate generated a lot of attention in the mainstream press — and among bankers. Some, like American Banker editor-in-chief Neil Weinberg saw the move as bad news for financial institutions hoping for a Romney victory. Ryan also provided more of a track record on banking issues than his running mate. One of them — his push to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — may end up influencing Romney if they win the election.

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