Iron worker Randy Bryce today said he’s raised more than $430,000 since announcing last month he would challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan for his seat in 2018.
Since June 19, Bryce received more than 16,000 donations, according to his campaign, with the average donation totaling around $25.
Bryce, a veteran and cancer survivor, hit the national stage when he released a viral ad announcing his candidacy, in which he asked Ryan to “trade places” with him and “come work the iron.”
Bryce most recently lost a state Senate bid to GOP Sen. Van Wanggaard. He also ran unsuccessfully for state Assembly in 2012, losing in a Dem primary.
Also running as a Dem against Ryan next year is political activist David Yankovich, and Janesville School Board member Cathy Myers. Republican Paul Nelhen, who lost against Ryan in the 2016 GOP primary, is challenging him again next year.