@IronStach is his Twitter handle, and he’s looking to take Paul Ryan’s congressional seat in Wisconsin. Judging by his new campaign ad, Democratic union ironworker Randy Bryce of Caledonia has a good shot.
According to The Washington Post, Bryce “is a U.S. Army veteran, community activist and political coordinator for his local ironworkers union,” and he thinks he blue collar background will help him connect with voters.
“My values are my neighbors’ values, and we know that Washington has gotten way off track,” Bryce said according to the Post. “Whether it’s healthcare, jobs, national security, education, or the environment, there’s not one issue where Paul Ryan and Donald Trump are headed in the right direction. It’s time for a change in Congress.”
Back in 2012, Bryce lost a Democratic primary for state Assembly in 2012, followed by another lost bid in the general election for state Senate in 2014.
His new campaign ad features his mother who has multiple sclerosis, and its emotional nature had already hit many who’ve viewed it right in the gut. His personal story is likely to connect with voters, since he is a cancer survivor and an Army veteran. In the ad, he reaches out to Ryan directly:
“Let’s trade places,” Bryce says. “Paul Ryan you can come and work the iron. And I’ll go to DC.”
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) June 20, 2017
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