Union leader Randy Bryce raises $430k in first 12 days

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CALEDONIA- Union leader, ironworker, and Democratic candidate for Congress Randy Bryce is enjoying a meteoric rise in politics. In the first 12 days of his campaign, he has raised a tremendous $430,000. Bryce, who has previously served his community as an activist in Racine county, is demonstrating the popularity of a pro-worker, leftist populism. Running on a platform which seeks to strengthen the country’s social safety net, Bryce has highlighted his support for universal healthcare.

If Democrats continue to present candidates like Bryce, then incumbents like Paul Ryan will be in danger of losing their seats.

Max Greenwood of The Hill reports:

Randy Bryce, a Democrat challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for his seat, raised more than $430,000 in the first 12 days of his campaign.

That money, according to Bryce’s campaign, came from more than 16,000 donations, amounting to an average contribution of a little more than $25.

Bryce, a labor activist and ironworker who stumped for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during his 2016 presidential bid, launched his congressional campaign last month.

“Just a few weeks into this race, we have seen what can happen when you have the power of working people on your side, and I am excited to work with everyone as we continue this fight through next November,” Bryce said in a statement.

Bryce’s campaign pulled in more than $100,000 in just over 24 hours after declaring his candidacy.

Read more at The Hill.