Paul Ryan

NEW REPORT: Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget

Along with Health Care for America Now, Public Campaign Action Fund announced a new report today: "Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget," which details the huge amount of campaign cash flowing to supporters of the Ryan plan, and how those interests benefit. 

Paul Ryan raising money with billionaire who said the wealthy have "insufficient influence" in politics

Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Friday in Chicago co-chaired by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.

Earlier this year, Griffin  told the Chicago Tribune that the ultra-wealthy “actually have an insufficient influence” in our political system.

Romney: I’ll Share My Pro-Oil Energy Plan With My Donors, But Not the Press

“Mitt Romney returned to Texas oil country Tuesday to fuel his campaign coffers with nearly $7 million raised in just one day, largely with money from top energy industry executives,” according to a report from NBC news yesterday.

Paul Ryan's Donations to Members of Congress

The New York Times reports this morning that “the fight over Medicare, the popular federal health care program for older Americans, is rapidly intensifying in House and Senate races around the nation after the selection of Representative Paul D. Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate.”

Paul Ryan heading to Las Vegas for fundraiser with Sheldon Adelson

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), will become the latest Republican politician to meet with billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, according to a report by the New York Times today on the “wide-ranging federal investigation” into Adelson's company and the “potential bribery of foreign officials and other matters.”

Congressman Paul Ryan, Master Fundraiser

Within hours of the announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) would serve as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, news outlets were publishing stories that highlight Ryan’s special interest ties, something that fits neatly with the millions Romney is raising from bankers, oil and coal tycoons, and Washington lobbyists.

Fast Facts About Paul Ryan's Special Interest Ties

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) was selected today as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, bringing into his campaign someone who has mastered the fundraising game in Washingon, D.C.

Here are some quick facts on Ryan’s fundraising over the years, based on analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Rep. Paul Ryan Wines with Major Donor, Koch Attendee

Susan Crabtree at TPM reported over the weekend that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) $350-a-bottle wine summit last week included Cliff Asness, a wealthy hedge fund manager from Connecticut.

Check Out Our Work This Week!

Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund were hard at work this week putting out a variety of memos, statements, and reports. Here's a round up of our recent work:

Rep. Paul Ryan Received More Than $100,000 From the Kochs and Their PAC

Given all the attention that Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is receiving for his budget proposal, it’s probably a good idea to remind everyone that he is the among the top recipients of campaign cash from the billionaire Koch brothers and their company’s political action committee.

According to our analysis of data coded by the Center for Responsive Politics, Ryan’s campaign and his leadership PAC have received $98,000 from Koch’s PAC and $2,500 from David Koch.