Cathy Myers
Press Release

Paul Ryan’s Female Challenger Calls Out Opponents for Ignoring Local Issues

Cathy Myers Criticizes Speaker Ryan for Refusal to Host Public Town Hall and Randy Bryce for Refusing to Attend Primary Candidate Forum

By - Aug 18th, 2017 09:58 am

Today, Democratic Congressional Candidate Cathy Myers, who is seeking to represent Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, criticized her opponents, Paul Ryan and Randy Bryce, for ignoring local issues and refusing to attend public forums.

“The real concerns of our neighbors deserve real discussion, so I am calling on Speaker Ryan and Randy Bryce to take a break from the national press circuit and come back home to discuss local issues,” Myers said.

Paul Ryan has not hosted a town hall meeting in his district for nearly two years, but is participating in an invite-only town hall hosted by Jake Tapper on Monday, August 21st.

“Speaker Ryan is afraid of being held accountable for his policies, and I would be too if I tried to rip health insurance away from 48,900 of my neighbors,” Myers continued.

Since announcing his campaign on June 19th, Randy Bryce has traveled from coast-to-coast for events in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Despite multiple requests, Bryce has refused to participate in a debate or public forum with his primary opponent.

“It is in our best interest as candidates and in the best interest of Democrats in the district to have a robust primary debate so we are prepared to challenge the most powerful career politician in Washington. We already have a Representative concerned with fundraising from monied elites coast to coast — what folks need is someone who actually listens and who actually shows up right here in the First District,” Myers concluded.

Cathy for Congress

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Cathy Myers

Cathy Myers Launches 30-Second TV Ad

Myers launches TV ad for her August 14th WI-01 Primary versus Randy Bryce

Cathy Myers Files FEC Complaint Against Randy Bryce for Improper Use of Campaign Funds

Myers calls on Bryce to account for campaign funds that appear to have been used to pay off his personal debt

Cathy Myers Announces Plan to Raise Wages and Rebuild the Middle Class

Myers’ plan calls for $15 minimum wage, protecting small businesses by breaking up monopolies, and a universal basic income

One thought on “Paul Ryan’s Female Challenger Calls Out Opponents for Ignoring Local Issues”

  1. Duh says:

    Isn’t the primary nearly a year away?

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us