Randy Bryce and how the media biographizes challengers

A potential challenger to Paul Ryan in WI-1 (which Trump carried 53-42) is emerging in the news and his name is Randy Bryce. His recent long-form ad is making a lot of noise on social media, and so is his facial hair (check out his Twitter handle). His campaign website’s biography discusses his time in the US Army, and media descriptions rarely fail to add a inset comma-ed “…, and Army Veteran,…” to a biographical sentence. However, it’s a long shot (and he’s no stranger to losing elections), while his ad and mustache have made more headlines than his military service record. Hard to know, also, how much attention he would garner if he sought to unseat someone other than the Speaker of the House.