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
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)

(Newser) – 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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