Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rep. Paul Ryan Endorses Pollak For Congress

The other day, Joel Pollak promised some "exciting news" - and he delivered. Pollak, the Republican challenging Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the 9th Congressional District of Illinois, has received a very significant endorsement from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Ryan, the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, is a rising star in the GOP. He is an exceptional speaker and not afraid to put himself in front of a controversial issue (watch the video below, in which Ryan calls Obamacare "the mother of all unfunded mandates," and backed it up with facts). Pollak is also a rising star (bio). His run for Congress has already been getting a lot of attention by the national media, and for good reason: Pollak's initial claim to fame came from his 2009 verbal challenge to Barney Frank (see video), but that's been eclipsed by his campaign to take the 9th Congressional seat away from Jan Schakowsky, the radical far-Left incumbent. A press release from Pollak (July 16) said the following: I am pleased to announce that Rep. Paul Ryan will travel to the 9th district to join our campaign at a very special event on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Mr. Ryan is the ranking Republican on the House budget committee, and authored the “Road Map for America’s future,” a bold new plan to restore our financial health. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard said: “If Republicans adopt [Paul Ryan’s] road map as their basic ideological blueprint, it offers them the prospect of a landslide in the midterm election this year, followed by victory in the presidential election in 2012.” I am a great admirer of Mr. Ryan, and will follow his example as a young leader in the next Congress. His participation is a tremendous show of confidence in our campaign. On the president’s fiscal commission, Mr. Ryan frequently spars with my opponent, Jan Schakowksy, whose far-left economic policies are killing jobs in the 9th district. Mr. Ryan’s visit will also mark the culmination of my “Pollak Pledge Tour” around the district. I will present Mr. Ryan with the best new ideas suggested by local residents. More details about the event with Paul Ryan will be available at and on the Pollak Facebook page. Also See: Alan Dershowitz to endorse Joel Pollak in Illinois' 9th Marathon Pundit Interview With Rep. Paul Ryan (Neil Cavuto) Real Clear Politics Paul Ryan v. the President Wall Street Journal