Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan hopes Trump endorsement a turning point in race

Scot Ross of the liberal One Wisconsin Now said, "Paul Ryan doesn't get to split the baby; you endorse Trump and you endorse the sexism, the racism and his dangerous views on foreign policy." [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Paul Ryan: I’ll vote for Donald Trump

“Donald Trump is a racist, misogynistic narcissist who has won the Republican presidential nomination by appealing to the most repugnant elements in American politics,” said Scot Ross. [Racine Journal Times]

Paul Ryan seeks to assure voters amid political circus

"Speaker Ryan wants to dull the edges of his party's political rhetoric, but their policies cut working families and those in need sharper than ever," said Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Paul Ryan: Keeping the cash

Ryan won't be unloading nine donations he received from Hastert over the years. Head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now suggested that Ryan give the money to charity. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Paul Ryan elected Speaker of the House

“Americans deserve leaders who will ensure that no one has to choose between their family and their job, not leaders who simply look out for themselves.” [Badger Herald]

UNSPUN: October 21, 2015

One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne appeard on UNPUN to discuss Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and his conditions for becoming Speaker of the House. [WMTV-TV]

Walker 2016: Well, That Didn’t Take Long

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross noted that Walker’s weekend presidential posturing follows his election night speech in which he made mention of “Washington” as frequently as “Wisconsin.”

Is Walker-Ryan Relationship on the Rocks?

Ryan’s call for the repeal of ObamaCare, and Johnson’s support for legislation to defund health insurance exchanges, seem targeted to undermine Walker’s latest health care scheme

Top GOPer cries voter fraud, we say prove it

During a recent television appearance, Republican State Senator Alberta Darling claimed a lack of voter identification law caused Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to lose Wisconsin, we sent a letter to Darling asking her to provide the list of documented cases of improper votes cast in recent elections. Since 2006, over 14 million votes have […]

One Wisconsin Now Letter Asks Darling to Document Cases of Voter Impropriety

MADISON, Wis. — Following her television appearance Sunday in which leading Republican State Senator Alberta Darling claimed a lack of voter identification law caused Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to lose Wisconsin, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross today sent a letter to Darling asking her to provide the list of documented cases of […]

The Wisconsin ‘Money Badger’s’ Bad Night

Last night proved that, in a fair fight, progressives win and the people of Wisconsin will reject right-wing policies that take their rights and favor the wealthy and corporations over the middle class and working families.

Tommy! Busted.

MADISON, Wis. — In his run for United States Senate, Tommy Thompson has made numerous outlandish claims, and among the claims he’s been most vociferous about is, “I’ve lived my whole life here”. But according to research gathered by One Wisconsin Now and released today in a video, that claim is simply not accurate. One […]

FEC Complaint Take Two: Paul Ryan Misusing Funds?

Seems that the Romney-Ryan ticket just can’t seem to keep the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) off its back. First, one of Mitt Romney’s fat cat corporate supporters, had a complaint filed against it for allegedly threatening employees if they did not attend a Romney rally, and now the GOP’s Boy Wonder, Paul Ryan, has had a complaint […] [VeracityStew]

One Wisconsin Now Files Federal Elections Commission Complaint Against Rep. Paul Ryan

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now today filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging U.S. Representative and GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is improperly using Congressional campaign funds to boost the Republican Presidential ticket. Ryan, who has claimed he has a 25-point lead in the U.S. House race according to a poll […]

Milwaukee Marathon to feature 20-Mile ‘Paul Ryan Finish Line’

One Wisconsin Now, a progressive research and advocacy group, will host a “Paul Ryan Finish Line” at mile 20 of Sunday’s Milwaukee Marathon to highlight how the Romney-Ryan plan comes up short for Wisconsin’s middle class families according to Executive Director Scot Ross. [The Paul Ryan Watch]

Let’s Be Honest: Rep. Ryan’s Wisconsin Visit Perfect Time to Release His Tax Records

MADISON, Wis. — A mid-week campaign visit to De Pere is the perfect opportunity for Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan to come clean and release his tax records for the last ten years, as has virtually every major party presidential ticket candidate in recent elections, according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. […]

Romney-Ryan Jobs Pledge: ‘Ours Is Smaller’

Following the age-old political adage that setting the bar low enough helps one achieve success, the Republican presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is promising in a new television ad to create fewer jobs over an unspecified time span than the 250,000 jobs over four year vow on which Governor Scott Walker is […]

Romney-Ryan Jobs Pledge: ‘Ours Is Smaller’

MADISON, Wis. — Following the age-old political adage that setting the bar low enough helps one achieve success, the Republican presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is promising in a new television ad to create fewer jobs over an unspecified time span than the 250,000 jobs over four year vow on which Governor […]

The Terrorists Did It

MADISON, Wis. — In a news report revealing he paid no state income taxes in 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005, a spokesperson for Wisconsin Congressional Representative Tom Petri laid the blame at the feet of 9/11 terrorists, a claim termed “outrageous and insulting” to working people by One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. Ross […]

Wealthy Wisconsin Congressional Representative Paid $0.0 in State Taxes

MADISON, Wis. — A news report revealing Wisconsin Congressperson Tom Petri paid no state income taxes in 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005 is yet another example of how the current tax code, and policies advocated by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, favors wealthy investors over the middle class, according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director […]

The Bane of the Middle Class

Laura Baxley of Examiner.com recently highlighted the glaring parallels between conservative politics and one of this summer’s box office hits, “The Dark Knight Rises”. Although Baxley’s article ends on a positive note, her interpretation of the film is hinged on the ubiquitous theme of class warfare that is overt even to the untrained average moviegoer’s […]

Column: It’s not what Ryan said, it’s what he didn’t say

The fact checkers have been working overtime to catalog the distortions and dissembling of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Ryan’s fact-challenged polemic was even too much for reliable Republican mouthpiece Fox News, which said of his primetime remarks, “to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention […] [Milwaukee Community Journal]

Scot Ross: It’s not what Ryan said, it’s what he didn’t say

The fact checkers have been working overtime to catalog the distortions and dissembling of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 29. Ryan was 32 when he voted in favor of the Iraq war, stood with Bush, Cheney and Rice throughout his 30s, and lent no hand at […] [Capital Times]

Ryan Speech Ignores Complicity in Iraq War

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements in response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention. “Tonight, Paul Ryan had the opportunity to at long last apologize for his complicity in sending so many members of his fellow generations off to die and be injured in the Iraq […] [Milwaukee Community Journal]

Its not what Ryan said, it’s what he didn’t say

Ryan’s fact-challenged polemic was even too much for reliable Republican mouthpiece Fox News, which said of his primetime remarks, “to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.” [WisOpinion]

It’s Not What Paul Ryan Said, It’s What He Didn’t Say

The fact checkers have been working overtime to catalog the distortions and dissembling of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Ryan’s fact-challenged polemic was even too much for reliable Republican mouthpiece Fox News, which said of his primetime remarks, “to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention […]

Ryan Speech Ignores Complicity in Iraq War

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements in response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention. “Tonight, Paul Ryan had the opportunity to at long last apologize for his complicity in sending so many members of his fellow generations off to die and be injured […]

The Real Ryan Record: Failure, Fraud, Fealty

Rep. Paul Ryan’s carefully crafted wonkish persona belies an abysmal record of failure and regressive social and economic agenda. The Real Ryan Record is failure, fraud and fealty to party bosses.

Paul Ryan Knocked it out of the park for Waukesha County Republicans

Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, enthused Republican supporters in Waukesha County during his vice presidential nomination acceptance speech at the GOP National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday. But not everyone was happy with the speech. One Wisconsin Now director Scot Ross in a prepared news release said Ryan did not “at long last apologize for his complicity in sending so many […] [Muskego Patch]

What’s behind Dairy State’s rise in GOP circles?

This week’s GOP convention will be a striking testament to the remarkable prominence three Republicans from Wisconsin have achieved in national politics. Reince Priebus will preside as chairman of the Republican National Committee. His good friend Scott Walker is among a handful of governors with prime-time speaking slots. And their good friend Paul Ryan will […] [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]