Add Rep Tim Ryan to the 2020 Democratic Presidential sweepstakes list…

The Democratic list continues to grow 3 years out from the 2020 Presidential Election….

Ryan was unsuccessful in trying to get House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s job….

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Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan will join Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos as the headliners of the annual Polk County Steak Fry of the Iowa Democratic Party in September, multiple Democrats familiar with the arrangement confirmed to POLITICO. The trips fuel speculation that Moulton and Ryan are considering White House runs.

The Iowa state party committee was set to announce the speakers for the closely-watched event on Wednesday.

The Des Moines event is a reincarnation of the steak fry fundraising event that former Sen. Tom Harkin used to host. That event was a frequent destination for presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton stopped by the event in 2014 in her first return to the first-voting state of Iowa since her loss in 2008. Barack Obama spoke at the event in 2006, and then he and Clinton both headlined the event in 2007.

Early trips to Iowa are frequently designed as ways to game out a potential national bid: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar are both due in the state twice this summer, for example.

The Des Moines swing will be Ryan’s second in recent months…..

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Democratic Socialist Dave
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My Name Is jack
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As I told CG yesterday as regards Trump and his support among conservative Republicans, Your argument isn’t with me,it’s with the millions of leftist Democrats who support Sanders, I’m not arguing for Sanders.I personally don’t support him,but I’m realistic enough to note that he does have a very large following in the Democratic Party,your unrealistic suggestion that he not being a registered Democrat as disqualifying him per se notwithstanding. Trumps not a conservative ,Sanders isn’t a Democrat?Fine Go convince the conservatives who support Trump and… Read more »
CG
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Why? Because Sanders represents the ethos and the passion of the party. Warren comes second and has the benefit of being a woman (and not being a Jew, since the pro-Hillary DNC felt that such a thing could be used against Sanders.)

His age is his biggest political handicap. If he were 15 years younger, it would be a slam dunk for him.

Scott p
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I’m not saying it was right but my guess is if she was now a Republican fighting for tax cuts for the 1% you’d be a little less outraged.

CG
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She used it to try to advance her career after having not previously attempted to do so. If it advanced her career, it came at the expense of someone else.

I have no doubt that you would be outraged if a Republican had done that.

My Name Is jack
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It is so early that all this is right now is pure speculation. There is no real frontrunner at present. Sure Sanders has to be in the mix .If he’s not a Democrat now?Then he wasn’t one last year and a lot of Democrats voted for him. Actually, I find this”he’s not a (blank) “amusing in the extreme.I think I’ll let the members of the respective parties make that determination in the primaries and caucuses rather than depending on those at this little blog. It… Read more »
Scott p
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A lot of us are told we have Native ancestry, though we have no written proof.

CG
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Yeah, trying to portray yourself as a racial minority for some sort of benefit or preference is pretty shady. Sorry if we have to disagree on that one.

Scott p
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I really don’t get the Republican obsession with Warren’s bloodline. Of all the shady things politicians have done exaggerating your Native American roots is hardly scandalous in my opinion.

Of course she goes after Wall Street crooks so of course Republicans will find anything to bring her down.

CG
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If Kamala Harris does eventually run, she will have to deal with the issue of her ties to Wall Street. That is a big issue for Democrats.

CG
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Needless to say, Elizabeth Warren is a mixed-race woman, right?

I mean, that’s what she said when she was at Harvard.

CG
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This is in your head and your head only. You have nothing empirical to base this off of. It’s very early in the process but there are polls and there are also websites and casinos that have betting lines. Harris is nowhere near the top. Sanders and Warren are (and Michelle Obama would be if she ran.) The Democrats who vote in primaries want Bernie Sanders to be the candidate, at least a great deal of them do, so that is something you have to… Read more »
Scott p
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All of our nominees since 2004 have been mixed race or women.

CG
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Harris is in no way a frontrunner of any sort at this point.

Biden leads in name recognition but is unlikely to run . Sanders and Warren are the front-runners, in that order.

My Name Is jack
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There being no real frontrunner for the Dem nomination in 2020,I imagine lots of people will test the waters.

Ryan is saying, why not me?