Paul Ryan wins easy re-election to Congress
MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville has won re-election to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ryan’s victory puts him in position to become chairman of the House Budget Committee if Republicans win a majority in Tuesday’s election.
Ryan has become a rising star in the Republican Party and a leading voice on economic policy. He has been pushing his “Roadmap for America’s Future” plan, which would overhaul entitlement programs and cut spending.
Ryan defeated Democrat John Heckenlively and Libertarian Joseph Kexel on Tuesday. With 6 percent of precincts reporting in the 1st Congressional District, Ryan had 75 percent of the vote.
The 40-year-old Ryan has been mentioned as a potential vice presidential pick for 2012.
Unofficial results from the Walworth County Clerk's office are HERE.
Results are only from the parts of districts within Walworth County. Many state senate and assembly districts also include areas outside of Walworth County, so results aren't complete until all counties have reported their vote totals.
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