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Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.)


Biography
District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for vice president, 2012; U.S. House, 1999-present
Born: Jan. 29, 1970; Janesville, Wis.
Residence: Janesville
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Janna Ryan; three children
Education: Miami U. (Ohio), B.A. 1992
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (Health)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalPaul Ryan (R) 200,42354.9
Rob Zerban (D) 158,41443.4
Keith Deschler (LIBERT) 6,0541.7
2010generalPaul Ryan (R) 179,81968.2
John Heckenlively (D) 79,36330.1
Joseph Kexel (LIBERT) 4,3111.6
2008generalPaul Ryan (R) 231,00964.0
Marge Krupp (D) 125,26834.7
Joseph Kexel (LIBERT) 4,6061.3
2006generalPaul Ryan (R) 161,32062.6
Jeffrey Thomas (D) 95,76137.2
2004generalPaul Ryan (R) 233,37265.4
Jeffrey Thomas (D) 116,25032.6
Norman Aulabaugh (I) 4,2521.2
Don Bernau (LIBERT) 2,9360.8
2002generalPaul Ryan (R) 140,17667.2
Jeffrey Thomas (D) 63,89530.6
George Meyers (LIBERT) 4,4062.1
2000generalPaul Ryan (R) 177,61266.6
Jeffrey Thomas (D) 88,88533.3
1998generalPaul Ryan (R) 108,47557.1
Lydia Spottswood (D) 81,16442.7
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: WI-01)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

114th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R) is 8th.

29th

Wisconsin is 29th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

399,822

Twitter Followers (@reppaulryan)

26th

Rep. Paul D. Ryan has the 26th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.