Eastern Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Youngstown), who has been considered as an outlier presidential candidate, maintained again a day ago that he may enter the national race and will decide within the next several weeks. Mr. Ryan has toyed before with running for Governor, Lt. Governor, and US Senate, without pulling the trigger. He did, however, challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi for the Democratic Leader position in 2016 and lost badly, attracting just 1/3 support among his party colleagues.
Rep. Ryan would have little to no chance of winning the party nomination, but he might be a factor in the Buckeye State primary that is scheduled for March 10, 2020. He also has the advantage, under Ohio election law, of being able to run simultaneously for President and re-election to his House seat.
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