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 RyanDems fight to protect Mueller amid Rosenstein rumors Jordan wants Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee Kamala Harris calls for Senate to protect Mueller probe as Rosenstein faces potential dismissal MORE (R) for his Wisconsin seat, raised more than $100,000 in just over 24 hours after declaring his candidacy, he told The Hill 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) SandersCarbon tax could give liberals vast power to grow federal government Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 4 points in Florida Judd Gregg: Two ideas whose time has not come 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 TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE'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.