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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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

Speaker of the House

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for vice president, 2012; U.S. House of Representatives, 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 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: None

Election History
2014generalPaul Ryan (R) 182,31663.3
Rob Zerban (D) 105,55236.6
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
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Wisconsin is 29th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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.