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Ohio Congressman Ryan Ready To Challenge Pelosi

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Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan says he’ll challenge Nancy Pelosi for her seat as House minority leader. iNickCastele of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports.  

In the letter to his Democratic colleagues in the House, Ryan writes, “What we are doing right now is not working.”

He says the party should listen to its constituencies, and that Americans should know the party caucus understands it was elected to advocate for economic opportunity.

Ryan writes that Democrats should work for “a multicultural, progressive, and innovative country that fights every day for ordinary people.”

Ryan is from Niles, Ohio, and his district includes Youngstown, Warren and parts of Akron. The district passes through Portage, Trumbull and Stark counties, which were won by President Obama in 2012, and by Donald Trump this year.

If elected House Minority leader, Ryan pledged to take his party back into the majority. The leadership vote is scheduled for November 30. 

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