GOP fundraising superstar Paul Ryan boasts almost $10 million on hand for 2018 campaign

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House Speaker Paul Ryan’s campaign reports it raised $1.4 million in the final three months of 2017, leaving Ryan with $9.7 million in the bank heading into his 2018 challenge. Democrats Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers are running to take on Ryan, who also faces longshot Republican challenger Paul Nehlen. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Bannon cuts ties with Ryan challenger after inflammatory tweets

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Stephen Bannon and his conservative outlet, Breitbart News, have cut ties with a far-right activist challenging Speaker Paul Ryan in 2018 after the candidate posted several controversial tweets. “Paul Nehlen is dead to us,” Arthur Schwartz, a Bannon adviser, told CNN on Wednesday. > The Hill

Republican challenger to Paul Ryan agrees with Trump blaming Charlottesville violence on ‘both sides’

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President Trump struck the “right balance” when he blamed both sides for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, congressional candidate Paul Nehlen said Wednesday. Nehlen, a Republican who is challenging Rep. Paul Ryan in the 1st District primary, visited Janesville on Wednesday for a town hall meeting. > Janesville Gazette

Republican Paul Nehlen launches 2nd challenge against Ryan

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Businessman Paul Nehlen announced Friday that he is launching another primary challenge against Speaker Paul Ryan, despite losing to Ryan by 68 points in the 2016 primary. In a statement, Nehlen said: “I have a message for Speaker Ryan: The American people are not done fighting for President Trump’s good agenda.” > Roll Call