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 RyanAEI names Robert Doar as new president GOP can't excommunicate King and ignore Trump playing to white supremacy and racism House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King 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) SandersKamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Sen. Casey says he won't run for president in 2020 Women's March plans 'Medicare for All' day of lobbying in DC 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 TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' 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.