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Wisconsin Republicans Torn About Voting For Ryan Only Once

Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Wisconsin Republicans face dilemma over how to cast their one vote for native son Paul Ryan—as Vice President or US Congressman.

Wisconsin Republicans face dilemma over how to cast their one vote for native son Paul Ryan—as Vice President or US Congressman.

Green Bay—Paul Ryan may be Wisconsin’s favorite son to many Republicans and that’s precisely why so many are torn about how to vote in the upcoming November election. Ryan’s name will appear on the ballot as a GOP Vice Presidential candidate, which has become a huge source of pride for Republican conservatives. But his name will also appear as a candidate for re-election to the US House of Representatives. And therein lies the dilemma.

“From what I remember from my third grade civics class,” said Ryan supporter Mack Copper, “I can only vote once. And that to me is a real tragedy.” Copper said he wished there was some way to fulfill the old political dictum “Vote early — and often,” alternately attributed to gangster Al Capone and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. However, unlike many in the GOP, he didn’t feel he was above the law. Copper also admitted that he slept through most of his civics classes. (more…)