A darling of Republicans across the country will deliver the keynote address at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth June 9. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who chairs the House Budget Committee, is often placed by pundits at the top of the vice presidential short list for Mitt Romney.

In a press release from the Texas GOP, Steve Munisteri says, "I am grateful to Congressman Ryan for agreeing to speak at our State Convention on June 9th. His leadership on shrinking the size of government and cutting federal spending aligns well with the platform of the Republican Party of Texas. I look forward to welcoming him to Fort Worth and our State Convention!"

The Republican state convention will be June 7-9 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Democrats will hold their convention the same weekend in Houston.