2020 Race: Another One Bites the Dust

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan ends his presidential campaign
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2019 2:06 PM CDT
2020 Race: Another One Bites the Dust
In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention in Manchester, NH.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

The Democratic field went down by one Thursday, when Rep. Tim Ryan announced he is exiting the 2020 presidential race. "After seven long months of hard work I will be returning home to my family and friends and community in Ohio to run for re-election for my congressional seat," he said in a video. CNN notes that his campaign had "failed to gain any traction" among the crowded field of contenders; he raised just $425,000 in the third quarter of this year and did not qualify for the September or October debate. Speaking of debates, however, Thursday brought good news for another 2020 candidate: Sen. Amy Klobuchar became the ninth candidate to qualify for the next debate, to be held Nov. 20, FiveThirtyEight reports. (Read more Election 2020 stories.)

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