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 RyanHouse Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea Duncan Hunter pleads guilty after changing plea Trump campaign steps up attacks on Biden 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 SandersBernie SandersTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Buttigieg says he doubts consulting work for insurer led to layoffs Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles 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 TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech 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.