Zuckerberg's Immigration Group Defends Paul Ryan

Friday, 09 Aug 2013 03:05 PM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The immigration reform group formed by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is launching ads in Milwaukee defending Rep. Paul Ryan against claims he's soft on illegal immigration.

Americans for a Conservative Direction, the subsidiary of FWD.us specifically set-up to court the right, made a $350,000 television buy targeted at the Wisconsin Republican's congressional district, Politico reports.

The ad spend is almost double what the anti-immigration Federation for American Immigration Reform is spending on 30-second spots accusing Ryan of backing "amnesty," according to the website.

The ad begins with a picture of Ryan and says, "Amnesty? Not a chance." The spot continues by saying Ryan is working on a "conservative solution" to the immigration issue.

It highlights proposals popular with conservatives such as increased border security, E-verify (the employer verification system for immigrants), and proposals such as charging back taxes to illegal immigrants already in the country.

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and 2012 vice presidential candidate, has been leading efforts in the House to forge a bipartisan immigration reform proposal.

The ads will run from Friday through September 3 on cable and broadcast networks.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

North Carolina Senate Candidates Seek Help From Outside Groups

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 12:46 PM

With the power of the North Carolina state party in decline, supporters of Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, have created a sep . . .

Columbus Mayor to Democrats: Have Convention Here or Lose

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 11:55 AM

The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, has warned that Democrats could lose the battleground state and the presidential election t . . .

Late GOP Runoff Dates Giving Democrats Time to Raise Money

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 11:26 AM

Democratic candidates are taking advantage of Republicans' late runoff dates in this election cycle's primary process to . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved