Paul Ryan Wins Reelection in Wisconsin For the Eighth Time

Conservative Paul Ryan won reelection tonight in Wisconsin for the eighth time.
FOX News reported:

Paul Ryan came up short in his vice presidential bid, but his backup plan worked.

The Wisconsin congressman easily won re-election Tuesday night to the U.S. House seat he has held since 1998. He also won his previous congressional elections by comfortable margins.

Even before he was tapped as Mitt Romney’s No. 2, Ryan was seen as a rising star within the Republican Party. As chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, he gained prominence when he drew up an austere budget blueprint that would reshape Medicare for many people into a voucher-like program. He also attracted attention for wanting to keep tax breaks in place that were set to expire for the wealthy.

He was challenged this year for southeast Wisconsin’s 1st District by Democratic businessman Rob Zerban, whose grassroots campaign focused on his credentials as an entrepreneur, and Libertarian Keith Deschler. But it was an uphill climb for both challengers.

Ryan crisscrossed the U.S. as the GOP vice presidential candidate, stopping in Wisconsin for high-dollar campaign fundraisers and a handful of rallies across the state. Meanwhile, Zerban relied on grassroots efforts to introduce himself to local voters. The former Kenosha Board supervisor said he would fight for middle-class families where Ryan had failed them.

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  • Gary

    Ryan was sent back to Congress by voters who supposedly went for Obama for president.

  • Looks like Republicans will once again be the majority in the Wisconsin Senate, 18-15. They will actually flip a seat they lost in the recall, though it is close with the rep up 1,300 votes (2%) with 97% in.

    So that is good news.

  • bg


    oh btw, “gay marriage” is busted out all over..


  • AuntieMadder

    Gary, I’ve been following your comments tonight, here and in the “Ohio” thread, and you’re speaking my mind, too. I see this outcome as you do. Or, should I say, I smell it as you do. And it stinks like yesterday’s diapers.

  • There were a lot of ballot with no Senate candidate, only votes for Obama for President in some key states.

    Imagine that.

  • Wookiebush

    Paul Ryan should be Speaker of the House NOT bonehead from Ohio.

    Then we Impeach O and B and Ryans the President.


  • John Carriere

    Go Ryan, help make obozo’s life miserable in his second term as “Commie-In-Chief”

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  • gracepmc

    Big brave Wisconsin — where they vote for a fiscally responsible Governor and Congressman so that the rest of Wisconsin can frolic in redistribution of wealth. What a joke.

  • Lily

    Yay! Now its time for Obama to lecture Ryan about how HE won.

  • Linda

    May God Bless You Paul Ryan and preserve you…especially since we know who you will be amongst!