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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:35 PM

Can Democrats do to Paul Ryan-WI in 2018 what Republicans did to Tom Foley-WA in 1994?

In 1994- Then Democratic Speaker of the US House Tom Foley narrowly lost re-election to George Nethercutt because of the Republican wave and also because Foley opposed the Term Limits initiative in 1992 which was approved by majority of the voters in WA. Nethercutt promised to serve 3 terms but ran for re-election in 2000 and 2002, In 2004 he ran for the US Senate against Patty Murphy and lost by a double digit margin.
Paul Ryan-WI represents a +5R District and it was previously held Les Aspin/Peter Barca before the 1994 midterm elections.

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Reply Can Democrats do to Paul Ryan-WI in 2018 what Republicans did to Tom Foley-WA in 1994? (Original post)
nkpolitics1212 May 2017 OP
JTFrog May 2017 #1
Wellstone ruled May 2017 #2
riversedge May 2017 #3
MineralMan May 2017 #4
grantcart May 2017 #5
Demsrule86 May 2017 #6
dembotoz May 2017 #7
nkpolitics1212 May 2017 #8
dembotoz May 2017 #9
dembotoz May 2017 #10
GoCubsGo May 2017 #11

Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:36 PM

1. Paul Ryan will be in jail or have resigned before that election happens. nt

 

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:39 PM

2. The short answer is YES.

 

Boots on the ground campaign will wipe Ryan out once and for all. For crying out loud,what is there not for a message against this slug. This is the only way you counter a Gerrymandered District.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:39 PM

3. His district is very gerrymandered. Just saying. Plus he will have the Gov Walker maching behind

him which includes Koch and all RW radio-which is big in WI

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:42 PM

4. Ryan has that district sewed up pretty tightly.

It would be a very tough one to flip. I doubt it.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:50 PM

5. Republicans didn't take out Foley, the NRA did

After the shooting at Fairchild Air Force Base Foley, a lifelong member of the NRA favored eliminating assault weapons.

The assault was carried out by a mentally disturbed AF serviceman who was discharged by doctors as mentally unfit, and returned with an assault weapon and killed doctors and nurses.

The NRA wanted to make an example of Foley and flooded the airwaves with millions of dollars in ads, not about assault weapons, but as you point out, term limits.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:00 PM

6. Ryan is a hometown boy in Janesville...many there are Democrats but still vote for him.

I lived there during the summer of 2007 and 2008

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:17 PM

7. not for not trying..ran some good candidates against him

it will take a scandal of some sort

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #7)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:43 PM

8. How would Peter Barca who represented WI-1 from 1993-1995 and is now State Assembly Minority Leader

do against Ryan?

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #8)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:27 AM

9. I think wrong district

Lots of shifting with the gerrymandered district.
I used to suffer under sessenbrenner, I now really suffer under grothman

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #9)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:36 AM

10. I take that back he is in the district

Not my area but his name​ does not come up in the rumors.. state convention in a couple of weeks...who Knows

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:47 AM

11. Maybe.

It depends on how involved he is in the Russia collusion scandal, and whether or not that gets made public. I think he's at least knee-deep in it. If the people of his district are okay with that, and re-elect him anyway, then they deserve all that will be coming to them, even if the rest of us don't.

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