MADISON — House Speaker Paul Ryan
says the fact that he faces a Republican primary challenger is
part of a national trend that happens when "you stick out
your head and lead."
Ryan said in an interview Monday on
WTMJ radio in Milwaukee that facing a challenger for re-election
to Congress "comes with the territory." Republican small
businessman Paul Nehlen is running against Ryan, arguing that he's
not conservative enough.
But Ryan says "the fact that
my own colleagues in Congress drafted and recruited and elected me
their speaker proves that I'm actually capable and good at doing
Ryan still lives in Janesville,
says he is there every week and that people in his congressional
district "know me really well" after 18 years in office.
The primary is Aug. 9.