A Wisconsin ironworker and supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Randy Bryce, has announced his run for Congress to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a campaign ad that quickly drew attention on Twitter.
The video, titled “Randy Bryce for Congress Campaign Announcement,” focuses on Ryan’s support for repealing and replacing ObamaCare and Bryce’s mother’s struggle with a chronic illness.
The ad opens with President Trump and Ryan celebrating the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act, with Ryan saying “everybody doesn’t get what they want.”
The ad then features an interview with Bryce’s mother, who talks about the high cost of her life-saving drugs, and Bryce’s admittance that many Americans couldn’t afford to pay those costs.
“I’m on 20 drugs,” Bryce’s mother says in the ad. “And, if I don’t take the one that costs them thousands of dollars, I don’t know what would happen.”
Bryce’s messages about lowering drug costs resonated with Twitter users, including comedian Chelsea Handler, who endorsed Bryce and retweeted the ad.