Randy Bryce No Stranger to Social Media Controversy

With much of the media obsessed over a now-deleted “$1.50 Tweet” by House Speaker Paul Ryan, they might find gold going through the archives of the man hoping to defeat him. Randy Bryce, the self-proclaimed “Iron Stache” and hope of progressives nationwide to defeat the House GOP leader, is no stranger to controversial moments on […]


Bryce Campaign Spending Priorities: Consultants, Travel, and More Fund Raising

While it is his fund raising totals that are generating headlines, it could be congressional candidate Randy Bryce’s spending habits that raise the most eyebrows. In the most recent reports to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), liberal gadfly, union activist and possible Paul Ryan challenger  Randy Bryce reported raising nearly $1.2 million for the fourth quarter […]

Bryce Buys Fake Twitter Followers, Journal-Sentinel Criticizes the GOP

By James Wigderson for Wisconsin Media Check and Media Trackers “Randy Bryce, the Democratic challenger in the first Congressional District known for hanging with Hollywood celebrities, achieved more fame when the New York Times reported he purchased fake followers for his Twitter account. However, readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel could be forgiven for being under the […]


Bryce Won’t Commit to Debating Primary Opponent

Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce refused Tuesday to commit to debating his Democratic primary opponent in the 1st Congressional District to challenge Speaker of the House, Republican Paul Ryan.  When pressed at a Janesville event, Bryce claimed he never said he wouldn’t debate Cathy Myers but also wouldn’t commit to doing so. Bryce’s campaign previously told […]


Handler-Bryce Fundraiser “Postponed” After Media Trackers Inquiries

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers A “happy hour” fundraiser planned for the end of January for Randy Bryce for Congress with former comedian Chelsea Handler and Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) was “postponed” indefinitely without explanation after inquiries by Media Trackers on Thursday. Handler stirred up controversy last week with an obscenity-laced rant on […]


Handler Tweet Reverberates in Wisconsin

The impact of a controversial tweet by former comedian Chelsea Handler, which some are calling homophobic, is being felt in Wisconsin. Handler is due to perform in Appleton February 1st and, for the moment at least, the performance is still on. Handler also has ties with a Democratic candidate in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Handler, […]