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Tags: Wisconsin | Speaker | House | Democrat

Paul Ryan Challenger: 'Come Work the Iron, I'll Go to DC'

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:06 PM EDT

An ironworker from southeastern Wisconsin recently announced his candidacy to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., from his seat.

Democrat Randy Bryce is an Army veteran, cancer survivor, and a single dad who lives south of Milwaukee in Caledonia. In his own words, he wants Ryan to "come work the iron, and I'll go to D.C."

Bryce told The Week that Wisconsin's first district is comprised of "more people who work for a living than Paul Ryan, who has been a career politician acting against working people and their values."

Bryce's 2018 campaign launch video talks about his mother's health struggles, for which she requires several prescription medications. It was a jab at the Republican healthcare bill that is currently in the Senate.

Bryce is against NAFTA, is pro-choice, and wants to see lawmakers improve Obamacare instead of repealing and replacing it with something else.

"What I say is that if you have somebody that's freezing and only has a sheet to keep 'em warm, don't rip away that sheet until they get a blanket," he told The Week.

Regarding President Donald Trump, Bryce said he is disappointed in what he feels are campaign promises that became campaign lies.

"Some of the guys I work with said, 'Well, look, Donald Trump said he's gonna do this' — and I think parts of what he claimed he would do once he got elected sounded good," Bryce said. "But he hasn't done 'em. It was dishonest, what he said he was gonna do, as opposed to what he has actually done.

"I could say I'm gonna give everybody a golden bathtub full of M&Ms, but that's not gonna happen. The message was good, but the follow-through was a lie."

Bryce also spoke with CNN's Don Lemon last week and noted the fact he has played a role in physically building the community in which he lives.

"I literally built our community with my hands," he said. "I look at what Paul Ryan has brought to the community, and I see jobs leaving.

"It's been over 600 days since Paul Ryan's been seen in the district. When he's seen, there's breaking news alerts. The people have had enough. We want to be heard."

It was reported last week Bryce's campaign announcement video misquotes Ryan regarding healthcare and prescription medicine coverage.

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An ironworker from southeastern Wisconsin recently announced his candidacy to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., from his seat.
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