Dem Candidates Arrested at DACA Protest

Ironworker Randy Bryce is spending $100,000 on a new ad.

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Drew Gerber
March 6, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Ironworker Randy Bryce (D) and teacher Cathy Myers (D), who are competing for the Democratic nomination to take on Speaker Paul Ryan (R), were intentionally arrested “during a demonstration in Racine demanding protection for people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The arrests were made after a small group from among about 250 demonstrators sat in the intersection of 6th and Main streets, near … Ryan’s Racine office, according to Sam Singleton-Freeman, an organizer with Voces de la Frontera, an immigrants rights organization. The demonstrators were calling on the Republican House speaker to allow a vote on permanent legislation for young immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or ‘Dream Act.’ Those arrested were engaging in a peaceful act of civil disobedience, according to Lauren Hitt, spokeswoman for Bryce.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

A NEW AD. Randy Bryce’s “latest television ad in his campaign to take on” Ryan “pulls from his launch video that first put him in the national spotlight last summer. The 30-second ad released Monday focuses on Bryce’s background as a union iron worker and shows him on construction sites wearing a hard hat. Bryce says he’s the best person to represent the district because he’s a ‘working person.’

“Bryce’s campaign says they’re spending $100,000 on his new ad in Madison and Milwaukee.” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)


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