Dem who launched bid against Paul Ryan raises 100k in first day of campaign

Dem who launched bid against Paul Ryan raises 100k in first day of campaign

Democrat Randy Bryce, who's challenging House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year MORE (R) for his Wisconsin seat, raised more than $100,000 in just over 24 hours after declaring his candidacy, he said Tuesday.

Bryce, a union ironworker who ran twice unsuccessfully for the state legislature, announced on Monday that he would challenge Ryan, the top congressional Republican who has represented Wisconsin's 1st District since 1999.

Bryce will face David Yankovich in the district's Democratic primary early next year. Both men backed Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE (I-Vt.) early on in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Ryan is among the most well-connected Republicans in the country and is backed by a massive fundraising operation.

But Democrats are hoping to capitalize on President Trump's low approval ratings to expand the number of Republican-held districts considered competitive.

Bryce told The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that he would seek to tie Ryan to Trump and planned to emphasize the Republicans' effort to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act.