ORLANDO, FLA. -- The head of the Democratic National Committee is criticizing Mitt Romney's choice for a running mate.
South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared Sunday at an Orlando business to launch the Democrats' response to the naming of Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to the G.O.P. ticket.
Wasserman Schultz chose an auto body shop in a rundown Orlando neighborhood as the backdrop for her event.
Wasserman Schultz accused Ryan of trying to "end Medicare as we know it." She also accused Ryan of raising health care costs for seniors and gutting Headstart education programs.
The D.N.C. chairwoman said Ryan has proposed a $250,000 tax cut for millionaires.
Wasserman Schultz said if the Romney-Ryan ticket is elected, the Republicans would continue the economic policies of the Bush administration.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer played host for the event.
Democrat lawmakers from Texas and Massachusetts were also in attendance.