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Ryan's longshot challenger looks to capitalize on Trump

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -

House Speaker Paul Ryan's underdog primary challenger is trying to capitalize on a burst of attention after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump complimented him and said he wasn't ready to endorse Ryan.

Paul Nehlen scheduled a news conference Wednesday in Ryan's hometown of Janesville and planned to campaign in the afternoon in Kenosha with former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo.

Trump put the focus on Ryan's race with Nehlen on Tuesday when he said he wasn't ready to endorse Ryan in the primary and also praised Nehlen.

Ryan has largely ignored Nehlen in the primary so far. He hasn't mentioned his opponent in any of three television ads to date and has outraised him about 12-to-1. Nehlen is a businessman running his first campaign.

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