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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:28 PM

Paul Ryan outraised by House opponent (D-Rob Zerban)

Source: Politico

By TARINI PART

Rob Zerban is cashing in on the fact that his opponent for the House of Representatives is also the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Zerban’s campaign announced Thursday that it raised $770,000 in the third quarter of 2012, outpacing Rep. Paul Ryan.

Ryan’s House campaign raised $566,743 from 2,700 individual donors with a largely absent candidate.

Kevin Seifert, Ryan’s campaign manager, said the Wisconsin congressman stopped attending fundraisers for his House race immediately after he was selected as Romney’s running mate. The campaign still has $4 million on hand after spending $1.8 million.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82049.html




Ryan’s House campaign raised $566,743 from 2,700 individual donors. | AP Photo

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Reply Paul Ryan outraised by House opponent (D-Rob Zerban) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 2012 OP
Samantha Oct 2012 #1
aletier_v Oct 2012 #7
MADem Oct 2012 #8
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #12
lunasun Oct 2012 #2
SWTORFanatic Oct 2012 #15
jerseyjack Oct 2012 #3
Stargleamer Oct 2012 #9
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #4
iandhr Oct 2012 #5
onenote Oct 2012 #10
Omaha Steve Oct 2012 #13
iandhr Oct 2012 #16
AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #6
flamingdem Oct 2012 #11
onenote Oct 2012 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:52 PM

1. I have fantasies about Paul Ryan

standing in an unemployment line waiting to sign up for his benefits.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:36 AM

7. That would be so awesome.

My fantasy is that he gets hired at Burger King.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:49 AM

8. I'd like it even better if he were turned down because he didn't have the requisite skillset. nt

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Response to Samantha (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:43 AM

12. Ryan, Boehner, Cantor & Brown

Those are the ones I most want to see gone.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:41 PM

2. oh please give him a pink slip Wisconsin

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Response to lunasun (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:02 AM

15. Unfortunately it's not WI to give him the pink slip, it's

his district which includes significant parts of Waukesha - or as I call it "Walkershaw" County.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:59 PM

3. The internet tubes raise the possibliity of getting rid of three

 

of the biggest assholes in Congress.

Ryan
Cantor
Bachmann

Let it be.

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:01 AM

9. Don't forget Allen West n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:52 PM

4. C'mon, Wisconsin. It's time to fire Lyin'. We're with you all the way.

And don't worry, he won't come back to the state. He'll stay in DC as an overpaid, lyin' lobbyist. So, don't worry about that.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:20 AM

5. I think it too much to hope for.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:22 AM

10. sadly I think you're right

Last edited Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:08 AM - Edit history (1)

Ryan still has a war chest that he hasn't tapped, his opponent has just begun to run ads, while Ryan is a known quantity to his district who benefits from donations made to and ads run on behalf of or in support of the Romney/Ryan ticket. I suspect that a lot of money that would otherwise be given to Ryan in his district for his Congressional campaign is being given to the national ticket and the folks supporting that ticket are still going to support Ryan at the polls,even if they aren't funding his house seat campaign.

I wish it wasn't so, but to be honest, I think money given to Tammy Baldwin's campaign for Senate is money better spent than money given to try to knock out Ryan in his house race.

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Response to onenote (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:59 AM

13. Ryan screwed his friends on the car plant he didn't do squt to save


He is in trouble now that they figured it out.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/paul-ryan-defends-attacking-obama-over-auto-plant

Paul Ryan defended his mention of a GM plant in his district that closed in 2008 under President Bush in an interview with CNN, saying it was indicative of Preisdent Obama's economy.

"It's still idle," he said. "The point is this is a story of the obama economy. A man running for president in 2008 making all these grand promises and then none of them occurring."

Ryan lobbied White House auto czar Steve Rattner in 2009 to reopen the plant, but was told that the administration doesn't make decisions about individual car companies' production lines. He has not said if he still supports spending federal dollars to rescue a single private plant in his district, but frequently chides Obama for "picking winners and losers" in the economy.

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Response to onenote (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:00 PM

16. Also no one knows who is opponent is.

When people hear the name Rob Zerban people will be like Who?

People aren't going to vote for someone they never heard of.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:33 AM

6. Send Ryan Home

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:28 AM

11. Any poll numbers? nt

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:22 AM

14. The last ones I saw were from a month ago

Zerban had a poll showing him trailing by 8. Ryan had a poll claiming the margin was 25.

The actual number at that time probably was somewhere in between those two points. I suspect its closer today, but that Ryan still is not in any imminent danger of losing his seat. I hope Ryan goes down, but it still seems pretty unlikely.

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