Contact: Julia Savel, 973-525-5579, juliasavel@
RACINE, WI – With a record number of opioid overdose deaths in Wisconsin last year, and a 109 percent increase in emergency room visits due to the crisis (citation), Randy Bryce issued the following statement:
“The opioid epidemic is ripping Wisconsin families apart and costing billions of dollars, while profits soar for the companies that make and distribute the drugs that are flooding our communities. Unlike Paul Ryan, who received $175,000 in campaign donations from the pharmaceutical industry this year, more than any other member of Congress, I will not take a penny from the big pharmaceutical corporations that fund and fuel the opioid epidemic. I challenge Ryan’s chosen replacement, Bryan Steil to do the same. Wisconsin families and communities deserve a leader who will put their interests first.”
Bryce will not accept contributions from corporate PACs in his campaign for Congress.