MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his former aide Bryan Steil to replace him in Congress.
Ryan told WISN-AM on Monday that he is endorsing somone now because he believes it’s important for Republicans to unify in the race. Style is one of six Republicans running but he’s been far outpacing his challengers in fundraising and endorsements.
Last week, the former White House chief of staff and Wisconsin Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus also endorsed Steil.
Ryan calls Steil an “optimistic problem solver” who has the “skills, talents and tools” to be congressman.
Steil is from Janesville and is a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
The Democratic candidates are the union iron worker Randy Bryce, of Racine, and the Janesville teacher and school board member Cathy Myers.