The brother of Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce says it is “unconscionable” that the Bryce campaign released a letter from his elderly mother. Bryce’s mother Nancy Bryce on Wednesday denounced a campaign ad featuring her son James Bryce in which he endorsed the Republican in the race, Bryan Steil. > AP News
The “Iron Stache” congressional candidate’s own brother stars in a spot painting him as an anti-cop criminal. Mother Jones digs in on what the two arrests highlighted in the ad were actually about.
Paul Ryan’s political operatives are engaged in some of the ugliest campaigning of the 2018 election. He could stop it — but he doesn’t. > Cap Times
The mother of Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce said she was deeply hurt to see a Republican group launching an attack ad featuring Bryce’s brother. Nancy Bryce called for the ad, which is part of a massive $1.5 million media blitz by the Paul Ryan-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund, to be taken off the air. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Strangers from around the country have poured millions of dollars into Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce’s campaign after his video announcing a grass-roots bid against Speaker Paul Ryan. But the “Iron Stache” has not managed to secure the support of someone much closer to home: his brother. > Roll Call
A Republican super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan launched an attack ad Monday against Democrat Randy Bryce over his arrest record. Bryce is running against Republican Bryan Steil to replace Ryan in the state’s most hotly contested congressional race. > AP News
It’s not that surprising that Ryan has criticized identity politics. For years — particularly those tea party years when Ryan began to climb the leadership ranks — Republicans criticized the concept of identity politics as a weapon that liberals use to stoke division. But the House speaker is getting it wrong. > Washington Post