House Speaker Paul Ryan is widely expected to beat insurgent Paul Nehlen in Tuesday’s GOP primary in Wisconsin. Part of the reason is voters like Howie Jones, 39.
“I’ve known him for 20 years. It’s a personal thing,” said the auto mechanic, before casting a ballot for Ryan at a middle school in the speaker’s hometown. “I think he’s doing a good job. I know some [about Nehlen], but Paul’s still my guy.”
The race has attracted national attention because of support by some conservatives and Donald Trump backers for Nehlen, who says Ryan is a tool of the establishment, donors and corporations. The House speaker supports immigration and trade policies that harm American workers, Nehlen charges.