Yet Another Little-Known House Democrat Gets the ‘Will He Run?’ Treatment

by Jim Geraghty

Earlier this month, I wrote about 18 current and former Democratic officials who are either thinking about running for president in 2020 or have been mentioned as potential candidates. One I did not mention was Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, who unsuccessfully challenged Nancy Pelosi to lead House Democrats after the 2016 elections. Apparently Ryan, too, should be added to the list of potential Democrats:

So is he considering a run for president? Another WMUR reporter, political director Adam Sexton asks him — this time on air. “I have no idea at this point. But we’ll see,” Ryan says. “I like being out around the country, I like talking about this, I like crafting the message, and I think maybe the country needs someone from a place like Youngstown, Ohio that has really tried to develop the local economy at the local level, and we’ll see where it goes.”

… As for Ryan, [Ray Buckley, the chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party for the last decade] turns away from his old friend and toward the backseat of the car and mouths, “He should run.”

Sounds like number nineteen!

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