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RACINE, WI – Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce released the following statement on Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State address. Bryce is running against Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.

“Scott Walker’s flip-flop on Obamacare and SeniorCare in today’s address was a shamelessly transparent attempt to improve his reelection odds. Walker had his wake-up call, and he realized people are overwhelmingly rejecting Paul Ryan’s agenda to give insurance and drug companies more power and patients less. Paul Ryan is going to regret his vote to repeal protections for pre-existing conditions come November. Wisconsin voters have made clear that they want representatives who will side with working people and seniors over corporations and special interests.”

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “A fierce critic of Obamacare, Walker is set to use his eighth ‘state of the state’ speech Wednesday to propose that the state “step up and lead” by strengthening the Affordable Care Act. As part of the broad health package, Walker also wants the Trump administration to permanently authorize SeniorCare, the prescription drug program that the governor once sought to scale back. Walker’s shift is a mark of both the congressional failure to overhaul Obamacare and a tough political climate in which Democrats have won special elections in northwestern Wisconsin and around the country.” (1/21/2018)

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