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JANESVILLE, WI – In a week where Cathy Myers continued to receive strong local support for her grassroots campaign in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, her primary opponent Randy Bryce abruptly dropped out of an agreed upon candidate forum scheduled for October 4th.
The candidate forum, which was organized by Our Wisconsin Revolution and Forward Kenosha, would have been the first chance for voters to meet candidates and hear their policy positions. Myers has a strong record on the Janesville School Board and has gained the most endorsements from local elected officials. Bryce, who has never served as an elected official, does not have a record of public service and has received support primarily from individuals who do not live in the district.
Forward Kenosha, one of the host organizations, explained the cancellation by stating – “After working with both primary campaigns for a number of weeks, reaching an agreement on all aspects of the format, as well as getting verbal commitments from both, we are disappointed to cancel the forum.”
Cathy Myers responded, “The district deserves the best candidate to take on Paul Ryan. We need to participate in candidate forums to gain experience, engage local voters, and hear the concerns of grassroots leaders. Voters should have an opportunity to hear about Randy’s views and experiences and my experiences as a teacher and school board member.”
The decision to pull out of the candidate forum comes as a surprise as Bryce has often criticized Paul Ryan for refusing to face voters at town hall meetings.
Myers is a two-term member of the Janesville School Board where she serves her constituents, elected in 2013 and again in 2016, when she more than doubled her vote.