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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:00 AM

Paul Ryan's Opponent in Wisconsin Is a Union Ironworker Who Just Launched the Campaign Ad of the Yea

Meet Randy Bryce, a union iron worker, Army veteran, and mustache owner.

When Speaker of the House and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan isn't busy taking your health care away, he's trying to give rich people tax cuts while screwing over the poor. Well, it turns out he's going to have some competition for his seat in 2018 and it's as if his opponent was built in a lab from a mix of Springsteen lyrics and "I hate Democrats, but there's something about this guy I like," statements from Republicans. Randy Bryce is a union iron worker, a U.S. Army veteran, and a badass with an awesome mustache that serves as the namesake of his Twitter account: @IronStache. And now he's released an ad announcing his candidacy and it's two minutes and twenty seconds of what might be the most compelling and effective political ad I've seen in a long time.

In a statement to the Washington Post, Bryce said:
"My values are my neighbors’ values, and we know that Washington has gotten way off track. 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.”

Now granted, Bryce has lost in previous runs for state level office, but in a post-Trump world this kind of outsider voice seems very likely to resonate. I mean how can you not be moved by a phrase like, "Let's trade places. Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron and I'll go to D.C."



http://www.gq.com/story/randy-bryce-paul-ryan-campaign-ad

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Reply Paul Ryan's Opponent in Wisconsin Is a Union Ironworker Who Just Launched the Campaign Ad of the Yea (Original post)
IronLionZion Jun 2017 OP
Cha Jun 2017 #1
Vinca Jun 2017 #2
DefenseLawyer Jun 2017 #3
Luciferous Jun 2017 #6
a kennedy Jun 2017 #4
rtracey Jun 2017 #5
Gothmog Jun 2017 #7
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #8

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:02 AM

1. Sounds like Bryce doesn't give up!

Mahalo, ILZ

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:07 AM

2. Wow - that's a powerful ad.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:14 AM

3. So Wisconsin, does he have a shot?

 

Are there any numbers yet?

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:39 AM

6. I'm not sure about numbers, but I was born and

raised in southeastern WI and I would guess he has a good chance. There are a lot of blue collar people in the area who could relate to this guy.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:17 AM

4. Now how do we get this man to Washington???

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:18 AM

5. I can only say

 

I can only say and hope this guy doesn't get screwed by the Koch Brothers or the billions $ that Paul Ryan will bring to smear him.
He sounds like someone I would vote for if I lived there. Good Luck Randy...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:59 AM

7. Bryce was on the Last Word and did a great job

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 09:19 AM

8. It would be so satisfying to defeat Paul Ryan

in a big blue wave election that gives us the house again, maybe the senate.

Make Pelosi Speaker Again

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