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Tim Ryan enters 2020 Democratic presidential race

April 4, 2019

Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Mr. Ryan is among a younger generation of Democrats that have argued it is time for new leadership and wanted that the party has become too coastal.

“I’m Tim Ryan I am running for president as part of a new generation,” Mr. Ryan said on his newly launched campaign website. “America needs new ideas and leaders who will put aside partisan politics. We need to find center again not by compromising our values, but by making room at the table for all Americans.”

Mr. Ryan was expected to elaborate on why he decided to enter the race during a scheduled appearance Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” which has become a must-stop for White House aspirants.

His website says he wants to “bring compassion and clarity back to the White House.”

The nine-term member of Congress is perhaps best known for launching a failed bid to replace Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democrats following the 2016 election.

Mr. Ryan is the 17th candidate in a diverse field of contenders that now includes seven white men.

That list is likely to grow with former Vice President Joe Biden, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Rep. Eric Swalwell of California likely to enter the race, and Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts flirting with bids.