July 15, 2011

Rob Zerban Laps Previous Paul Ryan Challengers in Fundraising Totals

Momentum Grows as Zerban's First Report Shows More than Previous Ryan Challengers' Totals

KENOSHA-Rob Zerban on Friday submitted his first fundraising report to the Federal Election Commission, showing more money raised and more cash on hand than any previous Ryan challenger had for the entire election cycle.

With an average contribution of $42, and with 92 percent of his contributions coming from individuals, Zerban raised about $220,000 and has about $205,000 cash-on-hand.

By comparison, only one other time did a challenger to Ryan reach six figures for the entire race. Last year's candidate raised only $12,000.

"Paul Ryan is a favorite of Washington's entrenched special interests, so he will have no problem summoning their mountains of cash," said Zerban, a small businessman and Kenosha County supervisor. "But because of his disastrous campaign to end Medicare, my campaign will be able to raise the resources to educate the public about his assault on the middle class - and to march to victory in 2012. "