Politics

Democrats hope they’ve found their guy to defeat Paul Ryan

Rob Zerban thinks he can knock off a Wisconsin giant next fall.

And Democrats on Capitol Hill agree that this 42-year-old businessman, a former Republican with limited experience in county politics, could be their best shot at defeating House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R) in more than a decade.

“Nobody had any illusions about how difficult the race would be,” Zerban said late last week, reflecting on recruitment calls from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other groups that persuaded him to enter the race last month. “They said: ‘You have to realize it would take a lot of money and would be an uphill battle. But now it’s a good time to try.’”

Full story: “Building a race against Ryan”