RACINE– In an effort to unify the opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan, David Yankovich today ended his campaign and enthusiastically endorsed local ironworker Randy Bryce in the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
“I have been honored and humbled by the outpouring of support from across Wisconsin and all over the country,” said Yankovich. “The energy and excitement behind defeating Paul Ryan has me more convinced than ever that the people of Wisconsin are ready for a real leader. I got into this race because someone has to stop Paul Ryan’s dangerous agenda and ‘party before people’ approach to governing. I still believe stopping Paul Ryan is critically important, but after spending time with Randy Bryce, it’s clear to me that he is the right person for the job. That is why I have ended my campaign and am putting my full support behind Randy defeating Paul Ryan in 2018.
Randy has proven himself to be a tireless fighter–be it for his community, his family, or even his own life. He knows what it means to struggle to make ends meet and has a unique understanding of the issues facing Southeastern Wisconsin. Randy knows and has experienced Paul Ryan’s disastrous and failed policies. He is the best prepared to win this tough race, and I’m going to do everything possible to make sure that happens.”
The announcement was made at a 1:30 PM press conference at Wilson’s Coffee & Tea in Racine.
“David and I had dinner last night and I am encouraged by his passion and willingness to help our campaign defeat Paul Ryan,” said Bryce. “David’s commitment to progressive solutions to our nation’s most daunting problems is inspiring and I will continue to lead my campaign based on our shared vision for big, bold ideas. I look forward to hitting the trail with David and repealing and replacing Paul Ryan in November 2018.”
This announcement comes on the heels of the Bryce Campaign announcing their record breaking $430,000 haul in just 12 days.