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Paul Ryan Still Endorses Candidate Trump PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Solen for Congress, Lauren Young   
Thursday, 08 September 2016 13:38

trump-rnc-2016MOUNT PLEASANT, WI - NBC News and MSNBC had a candidate forum tonight that left Democratic nominee for Congress Ryan Solen wondering how Paul Ryan can continue to endorse Donald Trump after a series of questions from Matt Lauer and members of the all-veteran audience proved Trump is incapable of handling the United States military or any other aspect of the highest job in the land.

Does Paul Ryan, like Donald Trump, believe that American military generals have been “reduced to a point where it’s embarrassing to our country”? Ryan Solen is an Army veteran and served in the war in Iraq with the same generals Donald Trump disparaged. Will Paul Ryan disavow that comment and stand up for the United States military?

paul-ryanDoes Paul Ryan care that Donald Trump has a “secret plan to defeat ISIS” that he won’t reveal? Tonight, when he was asked directly by a veteran in the audience, Trump sidestepped answering how he will defeat ISIS and moved on to how he will stabilize that part of the world after America has somehow defeated the international terror group without giving any indication how he plans to do that except to consult with the very generals he just belittled or, perhaps, new generals. Paul Ryan talks about being a policy wonk, doesn’t he want a president who makes plans and implements them?

Donald Trump has been clear on his feelings about undocumented immigrants and that he plans to have them deported back to their country of origin yet tonight he said that if one expressed an intention to serve in the military he would allow them to remain. If an immigrant is good enough to serve in our military, why could they not stay in our country and continue to make America great? What does Paul Ryan think about this?

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2016 13:51
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Feingold Endorses Ryan Solen for Congress in 1st District PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Solen for Congress, Lauren Young   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 15:54

ryan-solenDemocratic Nominee Ryan Solen, an Army veteran of Iraq and married father of four, is seeking to replace Speaker Paul Ryan in the U.S. House of Representatives.


MOUNT PLEASANT, WI - Senator Russ Feingold endorsed Ryan Solen of Mount Pleasant, the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 1st Congressional District on Monday.

russ-feingold"Ryan Solen understands the struggles that so many families in the 1st CD are facing. He is committed to fiscal responsibility while investing in infrastructure improvements, healthcare, and education. He will make an excellent representative for the people of the 1st Congressional district and I am proud to support him for United States Congress." - Russ Feingold

Ryan Solen’s life has been marked with distinction and achievement. Educated in business, technology, and world affairs, he has established a solid knowledge of the world and the way in which people from other cultures and governments interact. Military service in the United States Army honed his skill set in successfully working with people of all backgrounds, including leading soldiers in overseas deployment in a war zone during Operation Iraqi Freedom. A hard working family man, Mr. Solen understands what people in the lower and middle classes have gone through, and continue to face in times good and bad. His own life experiences have given him an empathetic ear for those facing all manner of difficulties and issues, and he has a vision for the future of the country.

On learning of this endorsement, Ryan Solen said that, "Russ Feingold's work in the Senate has done much to improve the lives of the people of Wisconsin, as well as the United States. His history of standing up for what he believes in, despite great opposition on occasion, is a testament to his character. I am honored to accept his endorsement of me as I run to be the representative for the 1st Congressional district of Wisconsin."

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Ryan Solen is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq and is seeking to represent Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. He is a Digital Forensic Specialist and Computer Security Analyst. He is a married father of four and enjoys reading, writing, doing karate with his family, and relieves stress with his vintage Lego collection.

He is the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Nominee to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to replace Paul Ryan. For more information, please visit www.solenforcongress.com.

 
Wisconsin Election Observers Welcome, But Must Follow Rules PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski   
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:24

voteMADISON – There has been a lot of talk lately about the role of election observers. While some think poll monitors will root out corruption at the polls, others are concerned that the presence of aggressive observers could intimidate voters. In Wisconsin, election observers are an important part of the election landscape.

People who go to the polls expecting to stop illegal voting might not find the excitement they seek. A recent, extensive study found only 31 credible allegations of fraud out of more than a billion votes cast nationally between 2000 and 2014.

As for intimidation, Wisconsin fortunately has excellent procedures that welcome observers but do not allow them to disrupt voting. Polling places are covered under our open meetings laws. Anyone may observe, but there are rules in place to protect the voting process.

Election observers are nothing new. Candidate campaigns and political parties have long sent observers to the polls to note whether their supporters have voted so they can make targeted reminder calls by late afternoon. Advocacy groups send observers to ensure that polling places are accessible for people with disabilities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:44
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