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The number of women running for office — and Congress in particular — has swelled to a new record this year, and Cathy Myers is doing her part to contribute to the trend.

Myers, a high school English teacher and member of the Janesville school board, will face ironworker Randy Bryce on the Aug. 14 Democratic primary ballot. Both candidates entered the race with the aim of unseating House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has since announced he will not seek re-election. The likely Republican candidate is attorney and University of Wisconsin regent Bryan Steil. 

"The time has come for you to listen to us," Myers, 55, said in an interview.

Myers sat down with Cap Times political reporter Jessie Opoien to talk about her campaign for the 1st Congressional District, her favorite karaoke jams and the best trips she's taken on her Harley. 

You can read the Cap Times' previous coverage of Myers' campaign here:

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Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music. She has also covered education and politics for the Oshkosh Northwestern.

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