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….
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…..