Ryan, Nehlen

First Congressional District GOP candidates Rep. Paul Ryan (left) and Paul Nehlen.

RACINE COUNTY — Paul Ryan’s primary challenger released a television ad Wednesday criticizing the House speaker over immigration.

The ad features Julie Golvach — whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant — standing outside of Ryan’s home, according to a news release from challenger Paul Nehlen’s campaign. Golvach says in the ad that “Paul Ryan’s home behind me has a fence” and blames “Ryan and other politicians” for not protecting the border.

Nehlen’s campaign called the ad buy a “significant purchase,” though it did not disclose the amount. The ad will run throughout the 1st Congressional District, which includes Racine County, on cable and network TV, according to the news release.

Ryan also released a new ad this week featuring a Janesville resident talking about why he supports Ryan.

Nehlen faces Ryan in the Aug. 9 Republican primary. The winner will take on Ryan Solen or Tom Breu, who are running in the Democratic congressional primary.

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