Romney contributes to Ryan campaign
July 9th, 2013
05:08 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney contributes to Ryan campaign

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney donated $5,200 to his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, on June 3, helping to bring Ryan’s second quarter haul to a total of $1.1 million.

Even before he was on the ballot to be vice president, Ryan has always been a top fundraiser in Congress. However, he became a household name thanks to Romney, who featured him heavily in events throughout the 2012 presidential campaign season.

The House Budget Committee chairman now has $2.2 million on hand, according to his campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission.

While the Romney-Ryan ticket may not have won the national election, Ryan won re-election to his U.S. congressional seat in Wisconsin last year by 55% to 43%. If his fundraising numbers hold steady, Ryan should have a considerable advantage in future races.

Bloomberg News first reported the contribution.


Filed under: Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Lyin Ryan supports immigration reform. Tea potty wingnuts try to ignore that. He couldn't even deliver Wis for Mitt the twit in Nov. He is Snooki Palin wearing pants.

    July 9, 2013 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Just get rid off this idiot. National evil goes away.

    July 9, 2013 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  3. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    This clown has no chance in any national elections and needs to get a real job such as a hot dog car driver. And I wonder if he ever cleared up the bribery issue for the liquor licenses in his home district with a 60,000 campaign donation was involved which had to be returned, not a very good issue for a person running for national office??????

    July 9, 2013 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  4. Tampa Tim

    Ryan won the state of WI in 2012? I am sure President Obama won WI. Ryan may have won his gerrymandered district, but he lost his home town.

    July 9, 2013 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Thanks, CNN, for reminding us how much $$$$$$ the twit has to waste.

    July 9, 2013 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  6. Jesten

    $5,200? That's nothing for a man of Romney's wealth!

    July 9, 2013 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  7. thinking outside the box

    Jesten
    $5,200? That's nothing for a man of Romney's wealth!
    ____________________________________________

    No kidding. Romney offered up $10K on a wager during one of the Republican primary debates.

    July 9, 2013 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  8. king

    oh hell mr heckle and jeckle are back at it again. Ryan with his passionate ideology of giving everything in America to big companies so they can take it to china and leave this country to starve, and Mr mumbling bumbling rick perry imitator, are lining up again. i wonder if the result will be different this time. and no, its not how much money you can spend to allow the american people to give up their best interest to china Mr Ryan, because people are now seeing your agenda and they are looking for self preservation instead. if you can show that greed in big companies will allow them to keep their jobs in America and not take it to china, your passionate renditions of killing government might be given a second look.

    July 9, 2013 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  9. M.A.P.

    haha 5K!? That's almost a sign of DISrespect coming from the Swiss bank account holding multi millionare Romney. Funny how polititians rely so heavily on MONEY instead of POLICY to win campaigns. All the money in theworld couldnt help Romney though.

    July 9, 2013 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  10. Al-NY,NY

    one loser donating to another.....hilarious

    July 9, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  11. M.A.P.

    All the money in the world won't help this extremist, right winged fascist ideologist win office. The man has no soul.

    July 9, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  12. sf

    A small donation to a small person from an even smaller person. Paul Ryan is a sick dangerous man who wants to protect the super +++++++++++ wealthy. Very difficult to be a normal Republican today.

    July 9, 2013 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  13. g

    5,2OO must,mitt said what you fined in the couch is yours

    July 9, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  14. S.B. Stein

    It is payback I guess.

    July 9, 2013 09:32 am at 9:32 am |