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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 09:45 PM

How is Lyin' Ryan doing in Wisconsin, in his other race?

Any chance he will lose that one too?

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Reply How is Lyin' Ryan doing in Wisconsin, in his other race? (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2012 OP
Tumbulu Nov 2012 #1
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2012 #3
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #4
politicat Nov 2012 #8
MADem Nov 2012 #2
warrior1 Nov 2012 #5
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2012 #7
dragonlady Nov 2012 #10
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #6
Jester Messiah Nov 2012 #9
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #11

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 09:50 PM

1. Wouldn't that be a treat?

Who is he running against?

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 09:53 PM

3. Rob Zerban (sp ???)

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 09:59 PM

4. He's apparently a shoe-in.

I forgot to copy the link. Found an article 2 days ago in Huffington Post. He's been a rep there for 14 years, grew up there. Now, he's super famous, being a VP candidate. An unknown is running against him, so he doesn't have a chance.

He doesn't even have to campaign there, and he'll win.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:15 PM

8. Or maybe not...

Found this at gazettextra.com (one of the local papers for that race):

Ryan should be alarmed that Rock County Clerk Lori Stottler has heard from Republicans voting early who were convinced they couldnít vote for Ryan in both spots. They mistakenly believed doing so would cancel their ballots. Or they thought some sort of conspiracy was at play; they errantly believed Ryan couldnít possibly seek both offices in the same election. Our laws allow that, however.


I can't find any recent polls, but Zerban was within single digits at the end of September, and since he's essentially running unopposed and since it appears that local residents find Ryan's abandonment of the race offensive (quote I saw: "He's focused on his career, not this district.") I'd say that puts it in the potentially winnable category.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 09:52 PM

2. It would be lovely to send Eddie Munster packing! nt

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:03 PM

5. if it was that safe for him

why is he spending millions to keep the seat?

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/as-veep-chances-rise-in-polls-ryan-still-spends-millions-to-keep-congressional-seat/

Paul Ryan is spending millions on ads in Wisconsin, but itís not to help get the GOP ticket to the White House, itís to keep his congressional seat Ö of course, it canít hurt.

The GOP vice presidential nominee is spending about $2 million on television, radio and print ads to keep his House seat, Paul Ryanís congressional campaign manager Kevin Seifert confirms.

The ads will run in the Milwaukee and Madison media markets, and the campaign just released a new one Wednesday making the total number of television ads at eight, less than two weeks before Election Day.

They will release a ninth before voters go to the polls on Nov. 6, a congressional aide tells ABC News.


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Damn I hope he loses both.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:07 PM

7. I thought I read somewhere that Ryan wouldn't debate Zerban . . .

Kept giving excuses. What's he running from?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:18 PM

10. You are correct

Rob Zerban has said he accepted all the invitations from community debate sponsors, but Ryan seems to be too busy. He has been in or close to his district many times during the campaign, but could never squeeze in an hour for a debate.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:05 PM

6. Rachael is reporting that Ryan's inner circle have been encouraging him to resign Congress

The argument, apparently, is they figure as a VP loser, he would be the logical front-runner for 2016. And therefore, democrats would frequently paint Ryan into legislative corners that would prove embarrassing to his as he makes his long-awaited Ayn Rand tour.

Makes perfect sense, except for the part about how losing GOP VP candidates are first in line for the next cycle.

Let's see. 2008, the losing GOP VP candidate was some lady name Palin.
1996, Bob Dole's losing running-mate was Jack Kemp.
1992, the losing GOP VP was Dan Quayle

OK, in 1976, Bob Dole was the losing VP. He wasn't in line for another 20 years.

Anybody remember William Miller from 1964?
And Henry Cabot Lodge lost as VP candidate in 1960

So tell me again about Ryan's great chances? It might be different if he had done anything to distinguish himself. Instead, he showed himself to be a little many with a fantastic imagination about himself, and a person pushing a vile form of politics that hardly anybody wants to be associated with when the lights are shone on it.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:00 PM

9. Man, haven't heard much about him in a while.

He basically ghosted after Biden beat the hell out of him. Don't blame him, I wouldn't want to show my face either if I got my ass beat on national tv.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:22 PM

11. He'll win his congressional race.

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