Democracy for America Endorses Randy Bryce to Replace Paul Ryan
DFA is First National Multi-Issue Progressive Group to Back the Iron Worker’s Campaign
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed ironworker Randy Bryce in his campaign against House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. It is the organization’s first federal challenger endorsement for the 2018 general election. DFA has 41,971 members in Wisconsin and more than one million members nationwide.
DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization’s endorsement of Bryce:
“Randy Bryce’s down-to-earth, people-oriented progressivism is a breath of fresh air. While Paul Ryan’s agenda is driven by the lobbyists who can afford to buy his time, Randy’s views on the issues are forged by his time working the iron. He support for single payer health care is informed by his concern for keeping his family covered. His commitment to racial and economic justice is drawn from firsthand knowledge of how they affect his neighbors and co-workers.”
“We need more people like Randy, who reflect and understand their communities, to step forward and run for office across the country. Against the right person running a progressive, issue-based grassroots campaign, no amount of lobbyist and corporate backing can save Republicans in the House from losing their jobs. Our members are excited to prove that by pouring their energy into Randy Bryce’s campaign to replace Paul Ryan.” -- Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America
Randy Bryce on the endorsement:
"Proud to have DFA's endorsement. The backing of an organization that
stands for the progressive values important to so many working people
across our country will help us beat Paul Ryan and carry Wisconsin forward
into 2018." -- Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, single father, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. His brother is also a police officer, and his sister is a public school teacher. Randy currently serves as President of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and as Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Veterans Caucus.
Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $40 million and made more than 11.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 917 progressive candidates nationwide.