Common sense thinking folk will tell you to point blank; this has Mitt Romney’s fingerprints all over it.
Romney and Speaker Paul Ryan were on the losing end to Barack Obama in 2012, and they have a chip on their shoulders on how they weren’t able to get the job done. They were given monies and donations, hundreds of thousands of contributions even though Romney messed up with the 47% swipe at liberal voters. Now these two are trying to stop presumptive GOP nominee from winning the general election by any means necessary.
Apple’s Tim Cook said he wasn’t going to send money to the GOP convention because of Trump but would hold a fundraiser for Ryan, who looks as if he is going to take him up on the invite. Now, this story surfaces…
Ryan (R-Wis.) is crafting an election-year campaign schedule focused on maintaining majorities in the House and Senate – a weighty task, with control of Congress in the balance. Any other request — raising money for Trump or helping him turn out the vote — will be considered on a case-by-case basis, an aide in Ryan’s political operation said.
“Speaker Ryan is focusing on supporting House and Senate Republicans,” the aide said. “The [Republican National Committee] has not asked him to participate in any fundraisers to date but should they ask, we will give those requests due consideration.”
It’s significant, because Ryan has emerged as one of the most prolific fundraisers in the Republican Party. Ryan’s political operation — dubbed Team Ryan — raised $17 million in the first quarter of 2016. He has raised more than $30 million for the Republican Party since October, and has transferred more than $21 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee this cycle.
As of the end of the first quarter, Team Ryan had $3.2 million on hand, and Ryan for Congress — the speaker’s reelection account — had $7.6 million in the bank.
Should I put any stock into Politico as they are left leaning? Should I just discard or is there some there….there? What do you think of Ryan’s antics and where do you think things are headed? Share your views below in the comment section.
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