Randy Bryce, a Democrat gunning for the retirement of rep. Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin congressional seat, was the subject of a new attack ad — with his own brother.
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To replace the race’s Republic of Paul Ryan from Wisconsin is heated even more, as a Republican group, Democratic candidate released a new attack ad targeting his own brother.
In the ad, James Bryce and his brother Randy describes the criminal history and the last comments to the police officers. Randy is a Democrat, faces Republican Bryan Steeply in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district.
James Bryce, a police officer for more than 23 years, talks about an increase in attacks on law enforcement officials in the last few years. The ad was published by the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a super-PAC with ties to Ryan.
“From my point of view, this motivates, in part, by the cop-haters rhetoric is said,” James Bryce,. “When people refer to police officers as terrorists – that’s a little close to home.”
As James Bryce said, the video showed a 2012 tweet from Randy, in connection with an article in The Progressive in relation to the arrests of protesters in the U.S. Capitol. In his tweets, Randy wrote, “In the case of the police, the terrorists are…”
In the case of the police, the terrorists are-The Two-pronged assault on dissent in Wisconsin’s Capitol | the Progressive http://t.co/VnLSa66f
— Randy Bryce (@Iron Stache) September 16, 2012
“I don’t think people want to be represented by someone who showed contempt for those in law enforcement. This is one of the many reasons why I vote for Bryan Steep for the Congress,” he said.
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At the beginning of this week, CLF announced a $1.5 million ad buy in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. The first display highlighted Randy’s to numerous arrests.
Randy, a union of workers is known for his “Iron Stache,” was arrested in 1998 for the operation of a vehicle under the influence of drugs. He pleaded guilty, but initially failed to appear in court; he ultimately received a suspended sentence.
In 1991, he was booked, marijuana possession, trespassing and theft, among other charges. In 2000, he was arrested for driving with a suspended license; he was arrested for a similar charge in 2003. He has been arrested, a total of nine times, according to the reports.
Randy, who has been supported by the progressive Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders and labor activist Dolores Huerta, has apologized for the DUI, and he said that he “was immature and made a terrible, thoughtless decision.”
DEMS NOMINATE UNION LEADER “IRON STACHE’ RANDY BRYCE, DESPITE A DUI ARREST AND A CHILD SUPPORT A CRIME
CLF Executive Director Corry Bliss said the new ad “sums up everything you need to know about this race.”
“Randy Bryce is unfit to serve, and to not win this race,” Bliss said in a statement.
But David Keith, Randy’s campaign manager, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the ad showed “the Republicans are very afraid, because they know that this seat is prime for the taking, and Randy Bryce is in a unique position to win it.”
“You don’t go negative, if you are your numbers good,” said Keith.
Ryan, who was speaker of the house of representatives, in October 2015, announced in April he would not. choice, the opening of the seat for a contested election Steep, a former aide to Ryan, was primary his support of the GOP.
Fox News has the race as leaning Republican.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy and Gregg Re contributed to his report.
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