Ben Ray Lujan

National Democrats take aim at Paul Ryan with 'Ironstache'

In a nod toward their hopes of a wave election in November, national Democrats are taking sides in a Wisconsin primary battle for the right to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in the fall midterms.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday tapped ironworker Randy Bryce over educator Cathy Myers for its newly expanded list of 33 top prospects for flipping a Republican seat, raising the profile of Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District race and prompting new accusations of interference in an internal party contest.

Including a potential challenger of the Republican speaker in House Democrats' "Red to Blue" campaign program signifies...