Tim Ryan, the Ohio congressman who challenged Nancy Pelosi to be homeowner in 2016, is ready to chase another of America's top political offices: He officially runs president by 2020.
Ryan announced his bid through a new site, moments before being put on ABCs The View to make his formal announcement.
On his campaign page, Ryan describes his decision to head for president and specifically mentions the closure of a General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, which is in the congressional district he represents.
"When our local GM factory was closed last Thanksgiving, I received a call from my daughter who comforted her friend whose father was a car worker and was just dismissed. My daughter told me with tears in her voice:" You must do something, "" Ryan wrote.
"Therefore, I run for president," he added. "It's time to do something."
Ryan puts a candidate candidate best to overcome President Donald Trump in one of his most important forces in 201
But the factory's closures have still happened during Trump's presidency, and now Ryan takes on Trump for something that the president promised never would happen under his watch: factories in Ohio go dark and employees lose their jobs.
Russia's message? Trump has not kept his promise. But the Ohio Congressman – a closely related to trade unions and organized work in his district – vows that he wants to.
"There is so much change – globalization, automation, cultural – I don't really think one of the parties has really wrapped their arms around all these dynamics and put a coherent message together," Ryan told Vox last year . "Trump made it clear in a short way, but he didn't deliver any of those things. He promised, but he did get what the main problem was, but no solution near helping solve those problems . "
GM & # 39; s Ohio plant closure hit Ryan's home near Ryan
In November, GM announced that it would close up to five factories in the US and Canada as part of a restructuring plan to reduce costs by 6 Billions of dollars in 2020. One of the plants that it said it would close was Lordstown – and it just did March 6, resulting in about 1,500 workers being dismissed. GM made the Chevy Cruze, a small sedan that, and the plant had been limping for a while, as the demand for these types of cars among American consumers has fallen.
Ryan called GM & # 39; s message about the "destructive" closure and slammed the business. "Thousands of families have sacrificed to build GM in what it is today. And on the other hand, GM has turned our backs on us when we need them most," he said.
Trump has also weighed the plant's closure and tried to push GM to reopen it. He has prosecuted GM CEO Mary Barra to find a solution and tried to blame local leaders for the closure. (However, Trump did not respond in two letters from union leaders asking for help on the plant.)
Ryan has urged Trump to request funding for a Department of Energy Domestic Production Conversion Program that provides grants and car loans. Producing hybrid and advanced diesel cars, claiming that GM & # 39; s Lordstown plant would be a "leading candidate" for the money.
So far GM has not turned course on plant closure. And a month after the plant closed, he announced his presidential bid.
Ryan platform is tailored to "the solutions that exist"
"It's time for us to start building America we deserve," says Ryan's president site. "An America investing in public education, affordable health care and an economy that works for all of us. An America united by a common vision for our future."
Ryan plans to run on his experience as a democrat who has represented a working class Ohio district since 2003. Ohio is a turning point that has proved to be more red in recent cycles It went to Obama in 2008 and 2012 but turned red for Trump in 2016 and showed few signs of turning back to blue in mid-2018. Ryan, who says he counts Trump supporters among those who voted for him, thinks he can appeal to both parties.
As such, his opening space for voters does not include calls to Medicare-for-all or teaching -free college. Instead, Ryan shrinks as a person who seeks sensible solutions to the problems facing the United States in rising health and education costs and saves well-paying manufacturing jobs.
"When I travel through Ohio and the country, I've been inspired by the solutions that exist," says Ryan's website. "In all areas, from manufacturing to healthcare, to schools and education, to caring for and healing wheat, I find brilliant Americans who are innovative and create true solutions."
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