U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, 1st District, is placing two bets on the three-way race for Wisconsin governor.
He is co-hosting a fund-raiser in Washington, DC, today for Mark Neumann, one of two Republican candidates for Wisconsin governor. The other co-host is Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn. But don't read too much into this event about who Ryan supports for governor.
Coburn has endorsed Neumann, although why an Oklahoman's support should mean anything to Wisconsinites has been lost in translation. Neumann's campaign spokesman, Chris Lato, said of Coburn and Neumann: "They are, ideologically speaking, two peas in a pod."
But back to Ryan. Lato said that Ryan won't be attending the fund-raiser that he's co-hosting, for the man whose Congressional seat he inherited in 1998.
And according to Susan Jacobson, Ryan's campaign coordinator quoted in the Wisconsin State Journal, Ryan also will host a fund-raiser for Neumann's Republican opponent, Scott Walker.
No word on what Ryan will do for Tom Barrett...