Ryan Solen
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Ryan Solen on the Vice Presidential Debate and about his debate with Paul Ryan

Pence claimed Kaine was attacking him but Trump made all the statements Kaine mentioned.

By - Oct 5th, 2016 01:04 am

Mount Pleasant, WI- Tonight, Wisconsin’s Democratic nominee for the 1st Congressional District, Ryan Solen, watched the debate between Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, and Donald Trump’s running mate, Governor Mike Pence. Solen was joined at Racine’s Reef Point Brewery by a number of committed Democrats from the area eager to see how the two men would fare in their sole matchup and, especially, to see how Mike Pence could possibly defend Donald Trump after what was arguably Trump’s most offensive week yet.

When Tim Kaine talked policy, Ryan Solen was happy to hear how much his own proposed policies are shared with the Clinton campaign team. Solen and Kaine have much in common: they both describe themselves as centrists who are committed to bipartisanship. And, like Ryan Solen, who is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq, Tim Kaine is committed to veteran’s affairs and to those who are currently serving in the American military.

Ryan Solen watched with great interest as Tim Kaine quoted Trump while Pence tried to distance himself from Trump’s sexist, racist, and overtly offensive comments. Pence claimed Kaine was attacking him but Trump made all the statements Kaine mentioned. Pence either couldn’t support them or, more likely, wanted to pretend they never happened. Ryan Solen noted that, “Pence is good at the Potomac two-step. He completely dodged the Trump quotes and isn’t defending them at all.”

Most notably, during the debate Mike Pence stated that the Clinton campaign was running an “insult-driven” campaign which, awkwardly, was around the same time as Donald Trump- who was live tweeting during the debate- tweeted an insult towards Tim Kaine.

Ryan Solen found the debate so fascinating that he is renewing his effort to get his Republican opponent, Speaker Paul Ryan, to hold a debate with him- or without him. Solen first requested a debate the night he won the Democratic primary in August and, despite many attempts to contact Paul Ryan or his campaign, all requests have gone unanswered. If Paul Ryan won’t even respond, then Ryan Solen may be forced to pick a date, time, and place, let the Speaker know, and if he won’t show up then he won’t be able to answer for himself, especially on why he still endorses Donald Trump when Trump’s own running mate can’t even defend the presidential candidate.

About Ryan Solen

Ryan Solen is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq and is seeking to represent Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. He is a Digital Forensic Specialist and Computer Security Analyst. He is a married father of four and enjoys reading, writing, doing karate with his family, and relieves stress with his vintage Lego collection.

He is the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Nominee to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to replace Paul Ryan. For more information, please visit www.solenforcongress.com.

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