Paul Ryan

paulnehlen.com

Paul Nehlen says he will run against House Speaker Paul Ryan after losing to him in the Republican primary by 68 points last year. Ryan represents Wisconsin's 1st district.

Nehlen announced his 2018 candidacy Friday in an email that doubled as a fundraising plea. Nehlen says he's running against Ryan because "Ryan has led the way to thwart President Trump's bold agenda every step of the way."

Nehlen courted Trump voters last year. His longshot candidacy garnered attention after Trump praised him and initially stopped short of endorsing Ryan. Trump endorsed Ryan days later.

WTTW

Some observers say U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has the worst of both worlds by not defending Donald Trump, or rescinding his endorsement.

But during a stop in Normal, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says Ryan did enough to distance himself from Trump and the candidate’s comments about women.

"It is, I think. I have told publicly Donald Trump to shut the hell up with regard to Speaker Ryan. I don't think attacking your fellow Republicans is a way to build bridges in Washington."

U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Two big names in Wisconsin politics easily beat their rivals in yesterday’s primary election. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced this week that he will not yet support Donald Trump in his

presidential run.  In response, Trump said he is not ready to support Ryan's agenda either.

It appears Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL, 16th) will also stay away from Trump's bid for now.

Politicians from both major parties offer their thoughts on Mitt Romney's choice for a running mate. Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was tapped to run for Vice President on the Republican ticket.