Reunited: Romney Helps Ryan Raise $1.1 Million

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during the 2013 Fiscal Summit

Paul Ryan was one of the top fundraisers in Congress before he became the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee.

His ability to raise money is even stronger after a nationwide campaign boosted his name recognition — and as Ryan continues to be well-regarded by Republican voters.

Ryan raised $1.1 million in the second quarter from donors including Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and who picked Ryan to fill out the party’s national ticket 11 months ago.

Romney gave $5,200 on June 3, Ryan’s campaign said in a filing today at the Federal Election Commission.

Beth Myers, who managed the Romney-Ryan campaign, and Spencer Zwick, who headed fundraising, each donated $2,500.

Romney, Myers and Zwick gave to Ryan through a joint fundraising committee, Ryan Prosperity Action Inc., which shares proceeds with Ryan’s congressional committee and his leadership political action committee.

Ryan began this month with $2.2 million in cash-on-hand.

Ryan was re-elected in 2012 by 55 percent to 43 percent even as the Romney-Ryan ticket lost nationwide and in his home state of Wisconsin. Ryan outran the 52 percent vote share that he and Romney received in his 1st District, which includes Kenosha, Racine and Janesville.

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