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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:56 AM

Ryan Lost His Hometown Badly



http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/10/ryan_lost_his_hometown_badly.html

November 10, 2012

Ryan Lost His Hometown Badly


Even though Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) won re-election at the same time he was on the national ticket, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes he was crushed in his hometown of Janesville, WI by challenger Rob Zerban (D), 55% to 44%. Ryan had never lost Janesville in a re-election campaign before.

In addition, the Obama-Biden ticket defeated Romney-Ryan ticket in Janesville by a whopping 25 points, 62% to 37%.


"The drop-off from the Ryan congressional vote to the Romney-Ryan presidential vote was much larger in Janesville (7.2 points) than it was in the rest of the congressional district (3 points). Put another way, there were more Ryan ticket-splitters in Janesville than other places: people who voted for Ryan for Congress but against Ryan for vice president."

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babylonsister Nov 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #1
lunatica Nov 2012 #2
pismoclam Nov 2012 #3
babylonsister Nov 2012 #4
Flashmann Nov 2012 #5
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #6
nc4bo Nov 2012 #8
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #7

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:59 AM

1. Portman was the way to go

Then again, apart from Debate #1, their camapaign was one screw-up after another.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:04 AM

2. That's a stinging smack in the face

Janesville found out the truth about him and their job losses.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:04 AM

3. Thank You Thank You Thank You

 

More fodder for me to blast my repukelican friend in Janesville with this morning, seems he failed to pass this little tidbit of information on to me out here in Cali when he told me this....

Wisconsin Republicans Increase Assembly Majority and Take Back Control of the State Senate

Election Day 2012 in Wisconsin recorded near record turnout for voters in the Badger State. Despite losses at the top of the ticket, the Republican Party of Wisconsin remains optimistic about the gains in the state’s two legislative houses as well as the strong showing by the members of the Badger State’s congressional delegation. “Wisconsin voters stood behind the reforms put in place by Governor Scott Walker and voted to increase the Republican Party’s majority in the State Assembly as well as regaining control of the State Senate,”

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Response to pismoclam (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:06 AM

4. I'm SO glad I could

help! And welcome to DU!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:18 AM

5. people who voted for Ryan for Congress but against Ryan for vice president."

Seems reasonable enough.....Vote against the guy,for VP, who wants to do severe damage,but vote FOR the same guy to keep his congressional seat so he CAN do the damge.....Yeah......Logical.....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:32 AM

6. Or... maybe they like him so much as a Congressman

that they didn't want him to be VP.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:19 PM

8. Or maybe the electorate needed to send a memo that he's now on the watch list.



One never knows.......

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:33 AM

7. David Axelrod needs to set up a team in Janesville for 2014

They should set up an office on the main drag in Janesville and start contacting voters across the district as of this weekend. Zerban should run again. they should have Obama and Clinton in the district three or four times before the 2014 election.

He's vulnerable.

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