The two Dems running for the 1st CD slammed Republican Bryan Steil in their speeches at the state Dem convention this morning, as they called on convention-goers to help flip the seat.

Longtime high school English teacher Cathy Myers knocked Steil, a corporate attorney and UW System Board of Regents member, for his support of “Scott Walker’s plan to dismantle our cherished UW System.” She said Steil likewise would “be a rubber stamp on Trump’s agenda in Washington.”

And Randy Bryce characterized Steil as someone who “has no idea what it’s like to fall on hard times,” as he contrasted himself as a “working person” who would stand up for other working people.

Bryce also played up his credentials as an ironworker, as he lamented the outsourcing of “too many good paying job” across the country.

“That’s why I’m here, that’s why I keep fighting, for all of us,” he said.

Myers, meanwhile, called for protections against sexual assault for women, equal pay and the “right to control our own bodies,” as well as steps to address student loan debt and gun safety legislation.

“It’s going to take all of us to replace Paul Ryan with a progressive woman,” she said.

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