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Ryan plans to stay on ballot for re-election
JS Online ^ | 8/11/12 | Alison Bauter

Posted on 08/11/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT by randita

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will be on the ballot twice Nov. 6 now that he has been picked by Republican Mitt Romney as his running mate. Ryan will remain on the ballot for re-election to his seat in the House of Representatives, said Susan Jacobson, finance director/campaign manager for his House campaign. Ryan represents the 1st Congressional district that includes Janesville, Kenosha and much of southeastern Wisconsin, including portions of Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. He has been won election to the seat seven times. Ryan (R-Janesville) could run both for vice president and for re-election to Congress thanks to a 1968 law that permits a candidate to be on the ballot twice, but only if he or she is running for president or vice president. Ryan faces Democrat Rob Zerban of Kenosha in November. Zerban has raised $1.2 million in his race. Ryan has raised $4.3 million as of July 25, according to the Federal Election Commission. Zerban is a former small businessman who sold his last business in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: congress; paulryan; wi

1 posted on 08/11/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Good news — Ryan stays on ballot in 1st District

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 08/11/2012 9:32:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: randita

The Democrats can’t say anything about this, because LBJ in 1960 ran for both VP and re-election to the Senate. And in 2000, Joe Lieberman ran for both VP and re-election to the Senate.

So if any Democrats say Ryan can’t or shouldn’t do this, let’s have the facts that good Democrats do the same thing, when they are picked to run for Vice-President.


3 posted on 08/11/2012 9:33:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: randita

That’s a pretty normal course of action but someone always has to try to make it an issue (when it isn’t).


4 posted on 08/11/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“The Democrats can’t say anything about this, because LBJ in 1960 ran for both VP and re-election to the Senate. And in 2000, Joe Lieberman ran for both VP and re-election to the Senate.”

Better yet, in 2008 Biden ran for both VP and his Delaware senate seat and no conservatives questioned Biden’s running for both seats.


5 posted on 08/11/2012 9:37:04 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: mnehring

Since Democrat VP nominees have run for Vice President and the Senate in the same year before, if the liberals are intellectually honest, they can’t criticize Ryan for running for re-election to the House and for VP at the same time.


6 posted on 08/11/2012 9:37:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: randita

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/ryan-would-be-able-to-stay-on-ballot-for-reelection-d36f2o1-165826096.html


7 posted on 08/11/2012 9:38:24 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Uncle Slayton

Thanks for the update. Didn’t realize Biden ran for both as well. Well, there you have it. If the Dems. make this an issue, there’s plenty of ammunition to fire back, that good Democrats do the same thing when nominated for Vice-President.


8 posted on 08/11/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s a great move. You get to vote for him twice in a tough district


9 posted on 08/11/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I agree. It is good.


10 posted on 08/11/2012 9:40:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I believe Loyd Benson did the when VP candidate.


11 posted on 08/11/2012 9:44:14 AM PDT by AU72
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To: randita

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/romneyryan-rally-planned-for-waukesha-sunday-night-096f6lt-165842666.html
“”Romney-Ryan rally planned for Waukesha Sunday night”

“A Romney-Ryan rally is planned for Waukesha Sunday night, a Romney campaign official confirmed Saturday.

The official said the rally would likely be around 6 p.m. A site has not been selected, but details are expected to be released later Saturday.

On Twitter, a Tweet said: “Romney/Ryan rally in Waukesha tomorrow evening... stay tuned for details.”

Susan Jacobson, campaign manager for Ryan’s House re-election campaign, referred questions to the Mitt Romney campaign.

Waukesha County would be a logical location for a rally. The county is considered to be one of the party’s strongholds nationwide.

We’ll update when more information becomes available.””


12 posted on 08/11/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: randita

I wonder why the Journal omitted Walworth County as part of Ryan’s district and one of the most conservative counties in the state. Gov, Walker is from this county, and Ryan grew up in the next county. We’re very proud of that part of the state.


13 posted on 08/11/2012 9:49:11 AM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: AU72

Yes, Bentson did in 1988.

However, I seem to recall that in 2008 that Christine O’Donnell who was running against Biden for the Senate seat demanded that Biden withdraw from the Senate race.


14 posted on 08/11/2012 9:50:20 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Post 12 is one for the ping list.


15 posted on 08/11/2012 9:54:46 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: irish guard

It also gives him two legal avenues for fundraising and getting his message out.


16 posted on 08/11/2012 10:00:28 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I actually chuckled when I read this...

if the liberals are intellectually honest You are correct, but, but the key word is "if".

17 posted on 08/11/2012 10:00:42 AM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: randita

I am all for him running for his seat again. However, once they are a President or Vice President nominee, I think their paycheck should stop until they work again. Campaigning should not be a paid job. He is going to get a free paycheck from now until November guaranteed. Who gets that kind of free ride.


18 posted on 08/11/2012 10:04:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: randita

Though it would seem if he really believed in Romney, he’d commit himself to that goal. Here he sets himself a backstop. Even though he can do it by law, it seems a bit disingenuous to me.


19 posted on 08/11/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: randita
I know he's sticking with the rules, tradition and all that, but this is bWRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

The rules need to be changed, you want to be VP (or anything else for that matter) you SHOULD BE MADE TO CHOOSE.

This tells me he's not confident he actually is going to be VP.

The first of many, I'm sure disappointments, because I'd bet big money he's going to cruise to victory.

Sorry to see he doesn't share the Freepers optimism

20 posted on 08/11/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Not to mention Lloyd Bensen in 1988.


21 posted on 08/11/2012 10:39:49 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: randita
Zerban is a former small businessman who sold his last business in 2008.

"His"? Is the writer suggesting he actually built it?

22 posted on 08/11/2012 10:44:14 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: randita
The comments at the JSOline source are humorous.

The average Freeper would pass for a genius there.

So, assuming Ryan wins both elections, I wonder who Walker will appoint to fill the seat?

23 posted on 08/11/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obamacare - Constitutional Totalitarianism)
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To: Jacquerie

House seats aren’t appointed, there would have to be a special election.


24 posted on 08/11/2012 12:23:06 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Jacquerie

The seat would remain vacant until Walker called a special election.

Governors appoint U.S. Senators, if needed, but not Representatives.


25 posted on 08/11/2012 12:56:56 PM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: fortheDeclaration; randita

My oops!


26 posted on 08/11/2012 1:38:14 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Obamacare - Constitutional Totalitarianism)
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To: randita

I bet that Van Wanggard runs for the seat...


27 posted on 08/11/2012 8:15:00 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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