Paul Ryan - Elections Tenure (Paul Davis Ryan Jr.)
Paul Ryan - Elections Tenure:
Paul Ryan was first elected to the House in 1998 Elections, winning the seat of the first district of Republican Mark Neumann, a two-term holder who had vacated his position to make a failed offer for the United States Senate. Ryan won the Republican primary over pianist Michael J. Logan of Twin Lakes, 29, and the general election against Democrat Lydia Spottswood. This made him the second youngest member of the House.
Reelected eight times, Ryan never received less than 55 percent of the vote. He defeated Democratic challenger Jeffrey C. Thomas in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006 elections. In the 2008 election, Ryan defeated Democrat Marge Krupp.
In the 2010 general election, he defeated Democrat John Heckenlively and Libertarian Joseph Kexel. [Citation needed] In 2012, according to the Wisconsin election law, Ryan was allowed to concur simultaneously for vice president and for Congress and was not allowed to remove his name from the Congress Ballot after being nominated for vice president. He faced the Democratic candidate Rob Zerban. As of July 25, 2012, Ryan had more than $ 5.4 million in his campaign account, more than any other member of the House. He was re-elected with 55 percent of his district's vote and 44 percent of the vote in his hometown, Janesville.
Zerban again challenged Ryan in the 2014 House election. Ryan won with 63 percent of his district's vote.
In the 2016 Republican primary election, Ryan faced businessman Paul Nehlen, who had been backed by Sarah Palin. Because of Nehlen's support for Trump, Trump publicly thanked him on Twitter and then told The Washington Post that Nehlen was "running a very good campaign," even though he did not endorse it. On August 5, 2016, Donald Trump approved Ryan's re-election after pressure from his fellow Republican leaders. On August 9, 2016, primary elections, Ryan overwhelmingly defeated Nehlen, taking 84 percent of the vote. In the November general election, Paul Ryan faced Democrat Ryan Solen and won with 65 percent of his district's vote.
Ryan Davis became the highest-ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee in 2007, then president in 2011 after the Republicans took control of the House. That same year he was selected to deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union speech. During his 13 years in the House, Ryan was the main sponsor of more than 70 bills or amendments, of which only two were enacted. One, approved in July 2000, changed the name of a post office in the Ryan district; the other, approved in December 2008, reduced the special tax on arrow axes. Ryan also co-sponsored 975 bills, of which 176 have already passed; 22% of these bills were originally sponsored by a Democrat.
Ryan was a "trusted supporter of the foreign policy priorities of the administration [of George W. Bush]" who voted in favor of the 2002 Iraq Resolution, which authorizes the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
In 2010, Ryan was a member of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-Simpson Commission), which was charged with developing a plan to reduce the federal deficit. He voted against the final report of the commission. In 2012, Ryan accused the United Nation's top military leaders of using "smoke and mirrors" to stay below budget limit approved by Congress. Later, Ryan said he had made a mistake and called General Martin Dempsey, the chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to apologize for his comments.