House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's primary challenge is drawing national attention. But that wasn’t obvious Monday, less than 24 hours before voters head to the polls here, as Ryan met with manufacturing workers on the eastern edge of his district.
Ryan never mentioned the election, rival Paul Nehlen or last week’s kerfuffle when GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump hedged on backing Ryan before eventually delivering a tepid endorsement. Instead, the nine-term congressman talked about his job as the nation’s highest elected Republican.
“It’s not enough for those of us you elect to go criticize and complain and throw bombs at each other,” Ryan told the employees of a tool manufacturer, touting his six-pronged “Better Way” policy platform. “We have to throw solutions on the table.”