House Democrats Look to Turn Paul Ryan into Boogeyman in 2018


House Democrats are training their sights on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) as part of their strategy to claw back seats in the GOP-packed House of Representatives in 2018 — a possible acceptance of President Trump’s popularity in vital white working-class districts.

McClatchy reports that Democratic campaign bodies have Ryan in their targets, in part because his standing is low among voters in conservative districts with whom President Trump is popular, such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

“On the battlefield we have, we have to target districts where Donald Trump performed quite well and talk to people about Speaker Ryan,” Tyler Law, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the outlet. “A message about establishment Washington Republicans is very powerful and does not alienate voters. – READ MORE

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