Ryan, a House member since 1998, is a powerhouse when it comes to fundraising. His campaign committee and leadership PAC have raised a combined $8.51 million thus far this election cycle. As of June 30, only House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's leadership PAC has out-raised Ryan's PAC.
PACs or individuals associated with these entities are the top five contributors to Ryan's 2012 re-election campaign committee, which has raised $4.38 million so far.
- Baker Tilly: $19,250.
- Northwestern Mutual: $16,000.
- Abbott Laboratories: $14,250.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers: $12,250.
- Wells Fargo: $12,150.
Ryan's leadership PAC, Prosperity PAC, has raised $4.16 million this cycle, four times more than it raised in the 2010 cycle. PACs or individuals associated with these companies are the top contributors to Prosperity PAC:
- Elliott Management: $35,000.
- Prosperity PAC: $30,000.
- Recycled Paper Greetings: $15,000.
- UBS AG: $12,500.
- Home Depot: $10,250.
The House candidate receiving the biggest chunk of donations from Prosperity PAC is Republican Matt Doheny, whose campaign committee received $17,500 to support Doheny's run for a seat from New York. The PAC also gave $10,000 each to the campaign committees of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who is running for a Senate seat. Prosperity PAC has given $20,000 to Romney's campaign, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
Photo: House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)