Myers Proposes Six Debates, One in Each WI-01 County
Janesville, WI – Cathy Myers has proposed a series of six debates with her Democratic primary opponent, Randy Bryce, better known as “The Iron Stache.” Myers offered to participate in a debate in each county within Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District – Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Rock, Walworth, and Waukesha.
The candidates are competing in the August 14th Democratic Primary for a chance to face Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. Myers is a 24-year teacher and two-term elected official who currently represents Paul Ryan. Bryce is a 20-year ironworker and three-time candidate who has never won a primary election.
The candidates previously agreed to a debate hosted by Forward Kenosha and Our Wisconsin Revolution in October 2017, but Randy Bryce backed out a week before the scheduled event.
Myers explained the need for a debate, “It’s 2018, and women will not be ignored. I’m not expecting the election to be handed to me because I’m a woman, but I do expect a fair fight. For too long, women running for office have been forced to take a backseat to less qualified men, but those days are over.”
Bryce’s campaign has said he plans to debate “whoever is on the ballot,” which will not be determined until the June filing deadline, a year after his June 2017 campaign announcement.
Myers’ responded that Bryce’s timeline is “unacceptable and disrespectful to the voters we seek to represent.” Randy Bryce has not responded to the proposal since it was presented 24 hours ago.