- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan’s re-election campaign says it has raised nearly $5.5 million in the second quarter of the year and has $9.75 million cash on hand.

Ryan, of Janesville, faces a longshot Republican primary challenge from Paul Nehlen, a political newcomer. Nehlen has yet to report any fundraising totals. His first report is due on Friday.

Nehlen has been trying to grab attention with web videos and small television ad buys where he rides his motorcycle around town, shows off his tattoos and challenges Ryan to arm wrestle.

Ryan has yet to run a single ad in his southeast Wisconsin district.

He’s also been picking up a slew of endorsements, including all 16 Republican state lawmakers in his district and the state and national Right to Life chapters.

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