U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson isn’t the only Wisconsin candidate with family issues this election season. Consider what’s going on with congressional candidate Randy Bryce, who aims to flip Paul Ryan’s seat blue, and his brother James, a Milwaukee police sergeant. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It’s not hard to see why Republicans are eager to give Bryan Steil a chance. At 37, he’s young, with an easy smile and uncontainable sense of excitement about the opportunity ahead of him. Huddled in the back of the Wisconsin GOP’s convention Saturday, Steil spoke with the Washington Examiner about the state of the race.
After exploring the possibility since House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement last month, State Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) has decided not to run for Ryan’s 1st Congressional District seat. That leaves ironworker Randy Bryce and Janesville teacher and School Board member Cathy Myers as the two Democrats in the race. > Kenosha News
Randy Bryce says he will not take a penny from the big pharmaceutical corporations that fund and fuel the opioid epidemic. And he challenged Paul Ryan’s chosen replacement, Bryan Steil, to do the same. > Patch
When Bryan Steil announced he would be running as a Republican candidate to replace Paul Ryan, who will retire this year, his potential Democratic challengers said a vote for Steil would be a vote for more of the same. > Cap Times
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he told his former colleague and longtime friend state Rep. Peter Barca that it would be difficult for him to enter the Democratic primary for Paul Ryan’s seat so close to the primary date. Two other Democrats, Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers, are already running. > AP News
Cathy Myers, a Janesville School Board Member and Democrat running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st District, announced the launch of Teachers and Students for Cathy, which will employ students and teachers as summer campaign organizers. Myers will face Randy Bryce in the Democratic primary on Aug. 14. > Wisconsin Gazette