Electoral history of Paul Ryan

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This is a summary of the electoral history of Paul Ryan, United States Representative from Wisconsin (since 1999), 2012 Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States, and Speaker of the House of Representatives (since 2015). Throughout his career, Ryan has never lost an election other than his defeat in the 2012 United States Presidential Election; of all the times he has won, he has never received less than 54% of the vote.[1]

House races (1998-Present)[edit]

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 1998 (Republican primary):[2]

  • Paul Ryan - 15,363 (80.65%)
  • Michael J. Logan - 3,784 (19.24%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 1998[3]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 107,392 (57%)
  • Lydia Spottswood (D) - 80,747 (43%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2000[4]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 177,612 (67%)
  • Jeffrey Thomas (D) - 88,885 (33%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2002[5][6]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 140,176 (67%)
  • Jeffrey Thomas (D) - 63,895 (31%)
  • George Meyers (L) - 4,406 (2%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2004[7]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 233,372 (65.4%)
  • Jeffrey Thomas (D) - 116,250 (32.6%)
  • Norman Aulabaugh (I) - 4,252 (1.2%)
  • Don Bernau (L) - 2,936 (.8%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2006[8]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 161,320 (62.6%)
  • Jeffrey Thomas (D) - 95,761 (37.2%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2008[9]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 231,009 (64%)
  • Marge Krupp (D) - 125,268 (34.7%)
  • Joseph Kexel (L) - 4,606 (1.3%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2010[10]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 179,819 (68.2%)
  • John Heckenlively (D) - 79,363 (30.1%)
  • Joseph Kexel (L) - 4,311 (1.6%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2012[11][12]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 200,423 (54.9%)
  • Rob Zerban (D) - 158,414 (43.39%)
  • Keith Deschler (L) - 6,054 (1.66%)
  • Scattering - 167 (0.05%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2014[13]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 182,316 (63.27%)
  • Rob Zerban (D) - 105,552 (36.63%)

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, primary, 2016[14][15]

  • Paul Ryan (R) - 57,391 (84.1%)
  • Paul Nehlen (R) - 10,852 (15.9%)

2012 Vice Presidential election[edit]

General Election

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Barack Obama Democratic Illinois 65,465,269 50.95% 332 Joe Biden Delaware 332
Mitt Romney Republican Massachusetts 60,782,804 47.31% 206 Paul Ryan Wisconsin 206
Gary Johnson Libertarian New Mexico 1,272,586 0.99% 0 James P. Gray California 0
Jill Stein Green Massachusetts 465,781 0.36% 0 Cheri Honkala Pennsylvania 0
Virgil Goode[16] Constitution Virginia 120,747 0.09% 0 Jim Clymer Pennsylvania 0
Roseanne Barr[16] Peace and Freedom Hawaii 67,229 0.05% 0 Cindy Sheehan California 0
Rocky Anderson[16] Justice Utah 41,986 0.03% 0 Luis J. Rodriguez California 0
Tom Hoefling[16] America's Iowa 40,515 0.03% 0 Jonathan D. Ellis Tennessee 0
Other 222,200 0.17% Other
Total 128,479,117 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

October 2015 House Speakership election[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Paul Ryan (R) 236 54.3%
Nancy Pelosi (D) 184 42.3%
Dan Webster (R) 9 2.0%
Colin Powell (R) 1 0.2%
Jim Cooper (D) 1 0.2%
John Lewis (D) 1 0.2%
Total 432
Not voting 3
Vacant 0

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