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RACINE, WI – Today, President Barack Obama endorsed Randy Bryce for Congress. In 2008, President Obama won Wisconsin’s First Congressional District– further proof that in a Republican stronghold a Democrat that provides real solutions for working people can win.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of President Barack Obama. For too long, the working people in our district have been ignored–but when he was in office, President Obama heard them. The people demanded healthcare as a right, and he took a big step in the right direction through the creation of the Affordable Care Act—a step that provides protections to my family and thousands of people across Wisconsin with pre-existing conditions. The working families in Southeast Wisconsin saw the devastating effects of the recession–and President Obama worked hard to strengthen our economy,” said Randy Bryce. “President Obama reminds us that politics and the issues we’re dealing with every single day aren’t about scoring cheap points–it’s about humanity and the hardworking families trying to put food on the table, or the child that should be able to go to school safely, or the cancer patient that now has access to healthcare. Time and time again, President Obama has reminded us to see the good and fight for what’s just and fair. We are living in a time when people have to come first, before partisanship or party loyalty—we have to ask ourselves what is best for people and future generations. I’m grateful to President Obama for his support and look forward to working with him to bring about much needed change in Southeast Wisconsin and across the country.”
“The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle, and bold, new ideas. Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before,” said President Obama. “They’re Americans who aren’t just running against something, but for something. They’re running to expand opportunity and restore the honor and compassion that should be the essence of public service. I’m proud to endorse so many of them today, and I’m eager to continue making the case for why they deserve our votes this November.”
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in Southeast Wisconsin, and went to public school. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.