By Mark Weyermuller –
I traveled Friday night to our neighbors just north of the Illinois state line to meet a good conservative running for Congress. Businessman and inventor Paul Nehlen is challenging the incumbent U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District. The rally was held at the Raddison Hotel in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
Nehlen hopes to pull an upset similar to the success of Congressman David Brat when he ousted Eric Cantor in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.w Paul Ryan has been under fire from conservatives for not being aggressive in balancing the budget, supporting the omnibus spending bill, and possibly supporting amnesty and immigration.
Two years ago I attended a lunch at the City Club of Chicago which featured Ryan with Congressman Luis Gutierrez who fully supports amnesty for illegal immigrants. Conservatives want to see a more aggressive stance challenging the policies of President Obama. Nehlen describes the race as a "David and Goliath" battle. While Nehlen has grassroots and Tea Party support, Ryan has a $7 million dollar war chest made up primarily of contributions outside of his congressional district.
The featured speaker at the event was popular blogger, author, and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin.
I was invited to attend by the West Suburban Patriots including longtime activists Carol Davis and Jan Shaw.
Wisconsin runs their primary different than Illinois where we pick all our nominees in March. Arizona also has a late congressional primary separate from the presidential race, and it has conservative Dr. Kelli Ward challenging U.S. Senator John McCain.
The Wisconsin primary is Tuesday, August 8, 2016. More information can be found at Paul Nehlen.com.
Mark Weyermuller is small business person, real estate professional, and conservative activist in Chicago. He is a citizen journalist and regular contributor to Illinois Review. Mark can be heard weekly on the radio in a "man in the street segment" at 10:31pm as a regular guest on the Stephanie Trussell Show heard Sunday nights 9pm-midnight on WLS 890-AM .
Lol. Ryan is holding onto to a 70% lead. 😉
Most Wisconsin Republicans do not understand Ryan’s record.
According to conservative Review, Ryan has an “F” rating. https://www.conservativereview.com/members/paul-ryan/
Their summary of Paul Ryan ends by saying” “he simply provides no true contrast to their culture of surrender.”