Ryan’s House Ad Draws Opponent’s Criticism

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Paul Ryan’s opponent in the Congressional race in Southern Wisconsin is criticizing the Republican representative’s new television ad.

Ryan’s vice-presidential campaign has been in the state for the last couple of days, but he is also on the ballot to potentially keep his House of Representatives job in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Ryan has just kicked off a series of television ads, ostensibly for the house contest. A logo about the house race briefly appears on screen, but Ryan speaks words best known from his vice-presidential bid.

Ryan’s opponent in the first district congressional race is Kenosha Democrat Rob Zerban. He says Ryan’s ad is startling for what it does not say about the incumbent’s federal budget proposal.

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A spokesperson for Ryan’s House campaign says additional ads will address issues like health care and jobs. Ryan’s campaign says it will spend about $2 million TV ads this fall in the Milwaukee and Madison markets. Rob Zerban says his campaign will run television commercials, too.

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