- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan has outraised his longshot primary challenger 10-to-one in the past three months.

Paul Nehlen, a political newcomer who hopes to unseat the highest-ranking Republican in the country, reports raising almost $490,000 in the second quarter of the year and has $146,000 on hand.

In comparison, Ryan’s campaign reports raising nearly $5.5 million in the second quarter of the year and has $9.75 million cash on hand.

The fundraising reports were due Friday to the Federal Elections Commission, but Nehlen’s campaign says in a Sunday news release he wasn’t able to upload the report by the midnight deadline due to technical difficulties.

Nehlen’s campaign called his fundraising “pretty darned impressive for a first-time candidate running against the most powerful man in the U.S. Congress.”

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