Update. Ryan’s Protege Wins! Get about 51 percent with many candidates in the race.
Here is a little jewel peeking out of the swamp? Will Ryan’s former staffer, Steil beat out a former Green Beret, Polce and who looks like a true conservative in the GOP primary? This may be a true bell weather election, although he is hiding the fact that he was a former staffer. I am surprised that Trump hasn’t come out in support of Steil.
Will Paul Ryan’s Constituents Say No to the Swamp This Time?
It’s a challenge of the professional staffer vs. the citizen statesman, and it’s playing out in Paul Ryan’s own district, with his former staffer Bryan Steil running against Nick Polce, a Green Beret and conservative, for the Republican nomination.
Tuesday, Paul Ryan’s constituents in the first district of Wisconsin will tell the country whether their firsthand knowledge of being represented by Speaker Paul Ryan has left them wanting more of the same or a jolt of conservative, Swamp-fighting change.
Polce is taking on what in any other political climate may have been the default choice: Paul Ryan’s staffer Steil. The two are running in a field of five total Republicans vying for the nomination.
Steil, who was endorsed by his former boss Paul Ryan, has curiously omitted any mention of having worked for the polarizing Republican in his website bio.
Polce moved from Texas to the Wisconsin district with one purpose: challenge and defeat Paul Ryan. Polce and his wife, Karla, had their first child in 2016, moved to Wisconsin to join the ranks of our founding non-career politicians, standing up for free enterprise, self-government and real Constitution principles.
He is a strong constitutionalist who says he decided to run for office to defeat career politicians.