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Paul Ryan

Black Ex-Girlfriend Wants NOTHING

To Do with Campaign

8/31/2012 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831_deneeta_pope_article_yearbook_wsj_2Deneeta Pope -- the African American woman who dated Paul Ryan in college -- wants to stay a country mile away from the Presidential election ... TMZ has learned.

We spoke with Pope a few minutes ago and she could not have been clearer -- she does not want to become an issue in the election. 

Pope said, "I'm not interested in talking. I don't know why everyone is calling. I'm newly married and would just like to be left alone."

Ryan did an interview awhile back, saying he had a Black GF during college.  Ryan was clearly trying to blunt criticism that he was not sympathetic to African Americans.

Pope deflected the call and said any questions about Paul Ryan should be directed to Paul Ryan. 

Problem is ... he's kinda busy.

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61.

surfnmike1    

So let me get this straight. Pope doesn't want to be bothered, want's to stay out of this, doesn't want to be an issue and TMZ takes it upon itself to do the complete opposite. This is such a NON story.

691 days ago
62.

lovemyhair    

Who cares! Why does the stupid "media" bring **** up and doesn't matter? The media is a joke!

691 days ago
63.

PUTO CERDO ENANO DE MIERDA    

TODO EL TIEMPO PUTEANDOME EN EL PISO CONS TUS CAMARAS, CERDO, TODO EL TIEMPO, Y SIGUES, ME PUTEAS VIENA,
TUS PUTOS HOMENAJES CERDOS POR TODAS PARTES, SIEMPRE.
ERES UN PUTO CERDO, UN CERDO ENANO, UN ENANO, CERDO, NO ERES HOMBRE, ERES UN PUTO CERDO ENANO QUE SOLO SABE JODER Y HACER CERDADAS A LA GENTE.

691 days ago
64.

honest alice    

Was there ever any doubt she is a Democrat?

691 days ago
65.

Tsilabrowne    

I'm sick and tired of your slanted opinion,you're just like the rest of obama lover media

691 days ago
66.

john    

I used to work with her about a year ago, it seems she never did stop liking white men...He husband is a white man afterall.

691 days ago
67.

Faye    

Hey TMZ. When are you going to track down and call Obama and Biden's old girlfriends?

691 days ago
68.

ohreally    

She's a cutie.. and she stays in shape.

691 days ago
69.

CelebJustice    

So basically she wants you to LEAVE HER THE F@%K ALONE!

Sorry TMZ, no dirt here... move along.

691 days ago
70.

Raejean    

Why does TMZ give a flying burrito that Ryan has a "black ex-girlfriend?" Is this some kind of SCANDAL, or do you just want to make it into one?

691 days ago
71.

systasoulja    

You racist #@$%*&^$%#!! If he doesn't care if she's black then why in the Hell do you?!? We are trying to get thru an election and racist azz is pointing out they like "black women" you punk azz @#$%^&!

691 days ago
72.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

He's really trying to get you to think he's cool, obviously, because he listens to LedZep and knows some black people. Wake up, citizens, politicians (all of them) think "the masses" aka you and I, are stupid and easily manipulated.

Ryan is a try-hard.

691 days ago
73.

Bitch please    

TMZ you trying to trash this guy wont work. You guys are making this a racial thing. If she was white would you still post something, probably not. So look whos playing the race card.

691 days ago
74.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

I'm sure every politician has had a college girlfriend or boyfriend, soooooooooooooo???

691 days ago
75.

Nyd    

But but.. MSNBC said Paul Ryan an Mitt Romney were racists who wanna put black people back into chains..

691 days ago
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