Youngstown, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan announced his presidential effort yesterday as predicted, calling himself a progressive who supports free enterprise. He also says his campaign will be able to reach many of the rural and working class voters with whom Mr. Ryan claims his party has stopped communicating.
Joining the presidential contest may not immediately end his congressional career, however. Under Ohio election law, individuals can appear simultaneously on the ballot for more than one political office. Therefore, Rep. Ryan says, in addition to filing to compete in the Ohio Democratic presidential primary, currently scheduled for March 10, 2020, he will also re-file for his seat in the House of Representatives.
The Rundown Blog
Learn more about the candidates running in key elections across the United States.