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Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is running for President

1 min read - Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat best known for trying to topple Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader, will run for president, he announced Thursday. The congressman, who has served since 2003, enters a crowded Democratic presidential field jockeying to take on President Donald Trump next year. More than a dozen Democrats have already declared their candidacy. Ryan, whose challenge to Pelosi from the center failed in 2016, will likely position himself as a moderate option in the field. The congressman represents a district with a large auto-industry presence. He will likely tout his efforts to boost manufacturing and working-class Americans in a challenge to Trump’s outreach to blue-collar workers. “When our local GM factory was shutdown last Thanksgiving, I got a call from my daughter who was consoling her friend whose father was an auto worker and was just laid off. My daughter said to me, with tears in her voice, ‘You have to do something,’” reads his campaign website launched Thursday. “That’s why I am running for President. It’s time to do something.” He also cites issues such as health care, education and veterans’ care on his campaign website.


Source CNBC
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