Shark Tank: Congressman Paul Ryan Supporting Karen Diebel’s Congressional Campaign

August 31, 2011

Businesswoman Karen Diebel has announced that she is making another run for Congress, expressing her intention to run for one of the two congressional seats that Florida will pick up after reapportionment next year…

Diebel was able to raise $100K in the last election reporting cycle, not bad for someone running for a yet-to-be geographically determined seat that is probably going to be drawn in somewhere in the vicinity of the I-4 corridor of Florida. Among Diebel’s supporters and donors is rising Republican Congressional star Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who donated $1000 to her campaign, as well as Congressman Spencer Bachus, who’s PAC donated $2500 to her campaign…

She is playing it smart by announcing early and kicking her fundraising into gear before the final lines are drawn. This aggressive move by Diebel could make her the favorite to win once the redistricting dust settles, if and when anyone decides to primary her.