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August 25th, 2012
06:54 PM ET

Ask Candy!

Candy answers your questions in this week's Ask Candy. This week Candy answers two questions from Twitter and one from Facebook on why Paul Ryan is simultaneously running for two offices at once, and also reveals her favorite musical composers. Thanks for all the questions and check back next week for your chance to Ask Candy.

Twitter question from @MorkSharon
How can Ryan be running for the VP & WI congress at the same time? Doesn't Paul Ryan believe Mitt Romney will win?

States have different rules about candidates running for more than one political office at the same time. (Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman also ran for re-election to the Senate when he was on the 2000 Gore ticket)

Wisconsin allows a double entry only IF one of the offices is President or Vice President. It's called the favorite son law. And while it may seem as though Ryan is "hedging his bets", by the time Ryan was tapped as Romney's VP pick, it was too late under Wisconsin procedures to remove his name from the ballot.

Facebook question from David Tosun

Who are your favorite classical composers?

I like big powerful classical music. My faves are Rachmaninov, Liszt , Paganini.