Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who represents Ohio’s 13th District, announced Thursday on ABC’s "The View" that he is joining the race for president in 2020.
"When our local GM factory was shut down last Thanksgiving, I got a call from my daughter who was consoling her friend whose father was an auto worker and was just laid off. My daughter said to me, with tears in her voice, 'You have to do something,'" Ryan explained. "I'm going to do something. I’m going to run for president of the United States."
"I’m a progressive who knows how to talk to working-class people and I know how to get elected in working-class districts. Because at the end of the day the progressive agenda is what’s best for working families," Ryan said.
"I’ve got a really long record around progressive politics, especially when it comes to the economy. Voted against the Bush tax cuts. Voted against the Trump tax cuts. Believe in investment into lifting people up, closing the opportunity gaps that exist in our society."