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


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


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’


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


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