The Hot List 2017: The People and Trends We're Talking About the Most

From Cardi B to future A-list actors to the thinkers and creators who could save the world, here's who and what made Rolling Stone's annual list

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Hot Candidate: Randy 'Iron Stache' Bryce
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Hot Candidate: Randy 'Iron Stache' Bryce

If Randy Bryce didn't exist, Democratic consultants would have to invent him. The Wisconsin ironworker – who's also an Army vet and a proud owner of a handlebar mustache – launched a bid to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan last summer in a viral ad that touched a nerve with liberals hungry for a working-class hero after Trump's victory last year. Bryce has since netted more than $1 million in contributions. "Trump won this district, but not by much," he says, pointing to the shuttered GM plant in Ryan's own hometown as evidence of his opponent's out-of-touch-ness. "It perfectly illustrates how people feel." M.B.

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