Paul Ryan to campaign for 25 vulnerable House Republicans

Paul Ryan to campaign for 25 vulnerable House Republicans
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPoll: Trump easily defeats potential GOP rivals in hypothetical primary matchups Ethics panel calls on House, Senate leaders to act on anti-sexual harassment bill The Hill's Morning Report — Are Pelosi’s Democratic detractors going too far? MORE (R-Wis.) is hitting the campaign trail in the final weeks before the midterms to stump for more than two dozen vulnerable Republicans.

In an effort to fend off a potential blue wave on Nov. 6, Ryan plans to crisscross the country to campaign for 25 endangered Republicans in a dozen states.

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The campaign blitz includes some of the most vulnerable GOP lawmakers this election cycle, including Reps. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderMidterms show Dems the party of the elite, not the middle class Kansas New Members 2019 McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote MORE (Kan.), Erik PaulsenErik Philip PaulsenMinnesota New Members 2019 Defeated Republicans mocked by Trump fire back at president On The Money: Trump says he won't give up tax returns | Likely Dem chair vows to subpoena | Stocks rally on Dem House takeover | Tough midterm for many GOP tax writers MORE (Minn.) and Jason LewisJason Mark LewisMinnesota New Members 2019 Overnight Health Care — Presented by The Partnership for Safe Medicines — Medicaid expansion gets extra boost from governors' races | Utah's expansion to begin April 1 | GOP lawmaker blames McCain for Dems winning House Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Trump's Armistice Day trip marked by controversy | US ends aerial refueling to Saudi coalition in Yemen | Analysts identify undeclared North Korean missile bases MORE (Minn.) — three incumbents locked in tight races rated as “lean Democratic” by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

Ryan, who is retiring from Congress in early January, will stump for a trio of members from the far-right House Freedom Caucus, a group that has long been a thorn in the side of leadership.

He will also make a push for Republican candidate Bryan Steil, who is running to fill Ryan’s open seat in Wisconsin. Steil is in a competitive race against ironworker Randy Bryce (D).

USA Today first reported Ryan's upcoming campaign efforts.

“Speaker Ryan said in his announcement in April that he was going to ‘run through the tape’ and he’s making good on that promise with this ambitious schedule over the final three weeks in the lead-up to Election Day,” Kevin Seifert, executive director of Team Ryan, said in a statement.

Ryan, who has continued to raise massive amounts of money despite his impending retirement, will attend a mix of fundraisers, rallies and business tours during his final election sprint, according to USA Today.

The GOP is fighting to hang on to dozens of vulnerable seats this cycle. Democrats need to flip at least 23 House seats to win back the House, and the president’s party historically loses roughly 30 seats in the midterms.