Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) announced Oct. 24 that he is shutting down his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but intends to run to keep his congressional seat for another term.
The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee member announced his candidacy in April.
“After seven long months of hard work, I’ll be returning home to my family and friends and community in Ohio to run for reelection for my congressional seat,” Ryan said.
He last appeared in a Democratic presidential debate in July, and collected $1.3 million in campaign donations between the start and end of his presidential campaign, according to data collected by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. He received $8,500 in political action committee funds from defense contractors for his presidential campaign.
Ryan also sits on the House Budget Committee. He has represented Ohio’s 13th district since 2013 and received over $78,000 in contributions from defense electronics and aerospace companies during his 2018 re-election campaign.
Eighteen candidates remain in the running to become the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, with nine having qualified so far to appear in the Nov. 20 Democratic debate: Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee member Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Navy veteran and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang.