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Sat Apr 9, 2016, 05:01 AM

Republican businessman challenges Paul Ryan for congressional seat [View all]

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Rep. Paul Ryan faces a challenge on his right flank this year from a Delavan businessman seeking to channel anti-establishment anger against the top elected Republican in the country.

Paul Nehlen, 46, is challenging Ryan, for whom he previously campaigned, for the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District.

Itís only the second time since 1998 that Ryan 46, of Janesville, has faced a primary opponent, and the first time the opponent is mounting a serious campaign.

In 2014, Ryan easily defeated Jeremy Ryan, a frequent protester against Gov. Scott Walker known for riding a Segway.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/republican-businessman-challenges-paul-ryan-for-congressional-seat/article_d989b8db-5c74-5a2f-bae9-1816d5980ad3.html

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