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Ryan to Participate in July 30 Debate

July 19, 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will debate nine other candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination at a July 30 debate.

Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will face a field in Detroit that includes U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the first of two nights of debates on CNN.

Thursday evening during Anderson Live 360, CNN hosts drew names and nights for the 20 candidates who met the polling or fundraising threshold for the July 30 and 31 debates.

The other candidates participating in the July 30 debate are South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, author Marianne Williamson, former U.S. Rep John Delaney and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

Participating in the July 31 debate are former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

“Tim looks forward to being on the debate stage for the second time to address the deep insecurities that Americans carry with them after 50 years of failed economic policies, a broken justice system that is applied unequally between the powerful and everyone else, and an education system that has failed multiple generations of Americans,” Brad Bauman, senior adviser for communications for Tim Ryan for America, said in an emailed statement Thursday night.

The forum represents a critical moment for Ryan, who announced his bid in April. Last weekend, his presidential campaign committee reported it had raised $895,000 in the second quarter from 13,000 individual donors, far behind several of his rivals.

The third round of debates, scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13 in Houston, require candidates to have achieved 2% in four of the polls identified by the Democratic National Committee in the criteria, and to have raised funds from 130,000 unique donors, and at least 400 individual donors from 20 states.

Copyright 2019 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.