Paul Ryan challenger Randy Bryce raises $1M in third quarter

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Randy Bryce, a Democratic candidate attempting to unseat Speaker Paul Ryan, raised more than $1 million in the third quarter, his campaign said Monday. Bryce has raised approximately $1.5 million since entering the race in June, and has more than $1 million cash-on-hand. His campaign said that contributions made to his campaign averaged $25. > The Hill

Can blue-collar progressive Randy Bryce topple Paul Ryan?

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Paul Ryan is in his 20th year in Congress with a seemingly indomitable record at the ballot box. But Bryce is unlike anyone who’s ever challenged him. Can Bryce succeed in toppling the House Speaker in 2018? Some say no. Yet Bryce, who is racking up endorsements of politically active celebrities, remains undeterred. > Isthmus

Former U.S. Rep. Dave Obey endorses Randy Bryce, rips Paul Ryan

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Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dave Obey of Wausau has endorsed iron worker Randy Bryce’s bid to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan. In unusually harsh language, Obey also attacked Ryan, calling him “an intellectually rigid, romantic ideologue masquerading as a moderate and pragmatic legislator. The only thing moderate about Paul Ryan is his demeanor.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

‘Iron Stache’ wants to ask a question at Ryan’s CNN ‘town hall’

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Paul Ryan challenger Randy Bryce is trying to attend Ryan’s town hall meeting next week. Bryce said he’s submitted questions for the CNN-hosted town hall Ryan will hold August 21 in Racine, but added that, because CNN will decide the attendees and whose questions will be asked, it was “by definition NOT a public town hall.” > Roll Call

NARAL Pro-Choice endorses Randy Bryce for Ryan’s House seat

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NARAL Pro-Choice America this week endorsed congressional candidate Randy Bryce in his bid to take Wisconsin’s 1st District seat back from Paul Ryan. Democrat Bryce received the backing of the prominent pro-choice advocacy group because his stance to protect and expand women’s access to reproductive health care, including abortion, is a top priority for him. > Wisconsin Gazette

The Guardian: What should the Dems do now? Follow this mustachioed ironworker

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Regardless of Bryce’s ability to over or underperform expectations, he is representative of where the currently moribund Democratic party needs to be – a party of the working class and the poor, a party that exists in this country to counter, in courage and in numbers, corporate excess and capitalistic inhumanity. > The Guardian

Meet the Dems – like Randy Bryce – running on single-payer health care

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As he recently raced around the country to combat the GOP health care effort, Bernie Sanders stressed that the ultimate goal should be a single-payer system. Fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren has also advised Democrats to get behind the idea for 2018. And there are already candidates heeding that call, like Paul Ryan challenger Randy Bryce. > Rolling Stone