JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) toured Wisconsin Saturday making stops in Eau Claire for Sen. Tammy Baldwin and in Janesville rallying support for Randy Bryce. Bryce is running for the 1st Congressional District to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Dozens of supporters old and young showed up for the democrats at the United Auto Workers, Local 95. Bryce told the crowd he's not a career politician but knows how to stand up for the middle and lower class.
"We need a working person, working for the working people," he said.
Both Democrats focused on bringing back affordable healthcare, decreasing student loan debt and increasing the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour to maintain good paying jobs.
"Workers are working longer hours for lower wages despite low unemployment,” said Sanders. “This campaign will change that, that’s what Randy is about, enough is enough."
The top Republican opponent for Bryce is Bryan Steil of Janesville. He disagrees with both democrats agendas.
“Southeast Wisconsinites' paychecks would ‘feel the Bern’ with Sen. Bernie Sanders and our opponent’s out of touch, far-left agenda. We are beginning to see what conservative reforms can do for the country and Bryan will work to implement pro-jobs reforms in Washington so that Wisconsinites can keep more of their paychecks,” said Steil.
Bryce and Sanders did not only take aim at House Speaker Paul Ryan but also President Trump, calling out his failures to keep campaign promises.
“Real change never comes from the top on down, it always comes from the bottom up." said Sanders.
"I believe everyone in this room and in this building deserves a lot better than what they've been having for the last 20 years." said Bryce.