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Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts

October 13, 2012
By JACK GILLUM , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative, champion of small government and critic of federal handouts. But as a congressman in Wisconsin, Ryan lobbied for tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his constituents for the kinds of largess he's now campaigning against, according to an Associated Press review of 8,900 pages of correspondence between Ryan's office and more than 70 executive branch agencies.

 
 
 

 

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