Apr 4, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan announces 2020 bid

Tim Ryan is pictured here laughing on the set of Meet the Press.

Rep. Tim Ryan on "Meet the Press" in 2016. Photo: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who unsuccessfully tried to knock House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from her leadership post in 2016, announced his bid for a 2020 presidency online during an appearance on ABC's "The View. "

The backdrop: As a moderate, midwestern Democrat, Ryan has flipped on several high-pressure partisan issues. He switched from pro-life to pro-choice in 2015, and in 2017, decided to drop NRA funding in response to the organization's refusal to support universal background checks after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

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