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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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91.

TJ    

Sorry- black and white just don't mix. Stay with your own race, it's better for everyone. It just is, and you all know it.. So,he pulled a "Kim Kardashian."

762 days ago
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JMH23    

Stop putting words in Ryan's mouth & stop playing the race card when obviously there is NO issue. TMZ needs to quit making a skeptical of the Election 2012...some of us Americans are very concerned for our country. This is as bad as Obama's love of celebrity endorsements.

762 days ago
93.

SheisHot    

She is all sorts of HOT!

762 days ago
94.

Linda    

You guys are sad Harvey.....leave her alone ....Guess what he probably had a black friend too....stop acting racist because that is what you are doing with this story

762 days ago
95.

Clytemnestra    

How refreshing...she does not wish to be involved. No tell all. No video. No paid interviews. An actual real person with a life which she chooses NOT to share with the whole world. My hat is off to you...you are a real lady in the finest sense of the word.

762 days ago
96.

goodbye    

Strom Thurmond had a black daughter and he was a big time supporter of segregation.

762 days ago
97.

goodbye    

I have two words Strom Thurmond. Dating a black woman doesn't give you a pass.

762 days ago
98.

pound386    

Black this and black that, we can see the photo.stop adding to division. use her name, also so she is not black! thats a color and she is a person.

760 days ago
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386POUND    

BLACK THIS AND BLACK THAT WE CAN SEE THE PHOTO, STOP ADDING TO DIVISION. JUST SAY HIS EX GIRL FRIEND AND SHE'S NOT BLACK SHE'S HER NAME.

760 days ago
100.

Carolyn Phillips    

My concern is not Paul Ryans' past or current love life; his hypocracy, and his ideology irritates the hell out of me.

759 days ago
101.

KOR Fitness    

Who cares if he dated a black woman or not. I will not vote for him because he dated a black woman, and I will not NOT vote for him because he dated a black woman. It is irrelevant. I will vote for the best candidate.

723 days ago
102.

David     

Ryand dumped her because she is black and he did not want that as a stain on his campaign. I hope she did not have to get an abortion for him

707 days ago
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