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Meet the Man Who's Trying to Force Paul Ryan to Look for a Real Job

Rob Zerban is running for Paul Ryan's House seat; he's the Koch brothers' candidate's first real challenger.

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We need to make sure we have legislators who are going to invest in education, infrastructure. If we’re not going to be the leaders in these areas then someone else will be. I’ll do whatever I can. I’ve worked hard my entire life. I’ve got a head full of white hair at the age of 44. I earned it all honestly. I will continue to work hard for the people for the First Congressional district and everybody around this country.

JH: Ryan is basically the product of a lot of corporate cash, a lot of it from out of state. He’s always gotten a ton of funding from outside donors. He has a significant cash advantage right now. How is the campaign going? You now find yourself in one of those House races that is nationalized. Everybody is looking at it.

RZ: He has raised a lot of money from special interests, Wall Street and banks. We know we can be outspent and still win this race. In the end it’s the people in the First district who decide who gets to represent them, not corporate interests. 

Joshua Holland is Senior Digital Producer at BillMoyers.com, and host of Politics and Reality Radio. He's the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy. Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter

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