A new report details Tim Ryan’s fundraising hypocrisy – trashing Joe Manchin to the ActBlue set to beg for their campaign cash, while simultaneously taking thousands of dollars from Manchin himself.
Typical politician move.
On Dec. 22, Ryan’s Senate campaign began running dozens of Facebook ads that lambasted Manchin and asked for campaign contributions. In one digital spot, Ryan said he was “PISSED!” that “Joe Manchin just said he can’t support the Build Back Better Act after MONTHS of stringing along negotiations.” In another, Ryan called Manchin “the sole person standing in the way of lower prescription drug costs” before asking viewers to “chip in $5 or whatever you can to help us win this Senate seat.”
Just six days after Ryan began running the ads, however, his campaign accepted $5,000 from Manchin’s leadership PAC, Country Roads. On the same day, Ryan also accepted $10,000 from the “ModSquad,” a PAC founded by Manchin and nine other Senate Democrats.
Not surprisingly, Ryan and his campaign wouldn’t comment on why he took Manchin’s money if he truly believed the things he was saying to beg for campaign cash from coastal liberals online.
“Tim Ryan is a typical politician who says one thing and does the exact opposite. It’s clear Ryan is beholden to the leftists propping up his Senate campaign from the coasts – which is why he’s so out of touch and wrong for Ohio.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol