In case you missed it, Tim Ryan was running for President in the 2020 United States election.
If you missed that, you might have also missed that Ryan dropped out of the race.
In a video sent to his supporters on Thursday, Ryan announced that he was “withdrawing from the Presidential campaign.” Ryan plans to return to Ohio to seek reelection in Congress.
Ryan originally planned to appeal to voters in the Midwest, an area that President Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, Ryan was not able to garner the necessary support in the Midwest or elsewhere.
Nevertheless, Ryan is proud of his short presidential run.
“I got into this race in April to really give voice to the forgotten people of our country: The workers who have been left behind, the businesses who have been left behind, the people who need health care or aren’t getting a quality education, or are saddled by tremendous debt,” Ryan said in his concession video. “I’m proud of this campaign because I believe we’ve done that. We’ve given voice to the forgotten communities and the forgotten people in the United States.”
Before dropping out of the race, Ryan’s political betting odds were only +20000.
2020 Democratic nomination odds
- Elizabeth Warren +110
- Joe Biden +300
- Bernie Sanders +700
- Pete Buttigieg +700
- Andrew Yang +1500
- Kamala Harris +3000
- Tulsi Gabbard +4000
- Amy Klobuchar +7500
- Cory Booker +7500
- Tom Steyer +8000
- Beto O’Rourke +10000
- Julian Castro +12500
- John Delaney +15000
- Marianne Williamson +15000
- Michael Bennet +20000
- Tim Ryan +20000
On a more positive note, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar qualified for the fifth Democratic debate the same day that Ryan ended his campaign.
After securing 3% in a Quinnipiac University national poll released on Thursday, Klobuchar became the ninth candidate to qualify for the debate.
To qualify, candidates need to notch 3% support in four qualifying polls or 5% in two early-state polls. Democratic hopefuls must also receive donations from 165,000 unique donors.
Aside from Klobuchar, the other eight qualifiers are:
- Elizabeth Warren
- Joe Biden
- Bernie Sanders
- Pete Buttigieg
- Andrew Yang
- Kamala Harris
- Cory Booker
- Tom Steyer
Unfortunately for Klobuchar, though, her betting odds are some of the worst in the debate. At +7500, Klobuchar is tied with Booker and barely ahead of Steyer’s +8000 chances of earning the Democratic nomination.