Randy Bryce
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Speaker Ryan Chooses Campaign Donors Over South Florida Teacher

"We need a Speaker who will listen to everyone, not just the NRA and other special interests who cut him checks."

By - Feb 17th, 2018 10:55 am
Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

RACINE, WI – Last night, Speaker Ryan refused to speak with a teacher who wanted to discuss gun reform at a Florida fundraiser Ryan was attending in support of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce released the following statement on the event. Bryce is running to replace Ryan as the Congressman for Wisconsin’s First District.

“Last night, Speaker Ryan went to Florida, not to mourn with the families of Parkland, but to raise money to help re-elect himself and other Republican congressmen who won’t vote for reasonable gun reform. And when he got there, he refused to speak with a Florida teacher who came to the fundraiser wanting to speak with him about gun reform, and to share with him how scared her students were, and how upset she was. Instead, the teacher was asked to leave the premises.

“We need a Speaker who will listen to everyone, not just the NRA and other special interests who cut him checks.”

About Randy Bryce

Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.

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8 thoughts on “Speaker Ryan Chooses Campaign Donors Over South Florida Teacher”

  1. GPS says:

    This seems a bit hypocritical, coming from a candidate who won’t debate his primary opponent.

  2. Terry says:

    @GPS, Trump Toady Paul Ryan can’t even show up in his own district without being booed off the stage! How can anyone debate him if he won’t even show up? Same goes for Career Politician and Trump Toady Scott Walker! He gas to hand pick who comes to his events because the majority of the state literally hates him now!

    Trump toadies like Paul Ryan, Career Politician Scott Walker and all Wisconsin republicans put campaign donations from their mega-rich out of state “donors” (aka their corporate masters) over EVERYTHING! They are crooked liars, cheaters and schemers who sold out Wisconsin to the highest bidder while STEALING our voting rights via their dispicable partisan gerrymandering!

    Dump Ryan 2018
    Dump Walker 2018
    Dump Vos 2018
    Dump Fitzgerald 2018
    Dump Vukmir 2018
    Dump Trump 2018
    Dump all republicans in 2018!!

  3. GPS says:

    “Trump toadies like Paul Ryan, Career Politician Scott Walker and all Wisconsin republicans put campaign donations from their mega-rich out of state “donors” (aka their corporate masters) over EVERYTHING! They are crooked liars, cheaters and schemers who sold out Wisconsin to the highest bidder while STEALING our voting rights via their dispicable partisan gerrymandering!”
    Sounds like you are describing Jim Doyle. But it was okay when he did all of the above
    BTW Terry, as I indicated above, Bryce has a primary opponent that he is dodging.

  4. PMD says:

    Wow Jim Doyle. Really? A man who hasn’t been governor for 8 years. If that’s your best argument, best to say nothing.

  5. GPS says:

    So, PMD, based on your lack of argument, you thought what Jim Doyle did with the gaming compacts for money was okay then, but Walker taking campaign money now is wrong?

  6. PMD says:

    Isn’t this about Paul Ryan? People whose best argument is bringing up someone who hasn’t been in office in nearly a decade are grasping at straws.

  7. John Casper says:

    GPS,

    Since you brought up “hypocritical,” has Speaker Ryan committed to running in 2018?

    “Paul Ryan declines to say if he’ll run for another term in Congress”

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/01/21/paul-ryan-declines-to-say-if-hell-run-for-another-term-in-congress/23339292/

  8. John Casper says:

    GPS,

    Since you claim to be so familiar with Gov. Doyle, did the NRA ever endorse him?

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