Yesterday, we reported that Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan asked the Obama administration to provide money from the stimulus package to Wisconsin clean energy organizations in 2009.
We regret to announce that the report was in error. Today, Ryan told a reporter in Ohio that he'd never requested stimulus money.
Rep. Paul Ryan told a Cincinnati television station in an interview airing on Thursday that he “never asked for stimulus” money made available by the Recovery Act, contradicting documents that show he advocated for Wisconsin companies that were seeking funds.
“I opposed the stimulus because it doesn’t work, it didn’t work. It brought us deeper into debt. It was about $1.1 trillion when you add the borrowing cost, it put us deeper in debt and further out of work,” Ryan told WCPO in an interview. …
Ryan similarly denied requesting stimulus money in a 2010 interview with WBZ’s Nightside with Dan Rea, The Boston Globe reported.
Here's the clip, via ThinkProgress. Jump to the 3:50 mark.