Updated 12:43 PM EDT, Thu October 24, 2019
US Rep. Tim Ryan ended his presidential campaign on Thursday and said he will seek re-election in Congress, where he has served since 2003.
The Ohio Democrat had hoped his candidacy would refocus his party on the needs of working-class Americans in the Midwest, a group of people who largely drifted toward President Donald Trump in 2016.
"I got into this race in April to really give voice to the forgotten people of our country: the workers who have been left behind, the businesses who have been left behind, the people who need health care or aren't getting a quality education, or are saddled by tremendous debt," Ryan said in a video sent to his supporters. "I'm proud of this campaign because I believe we've done that. We've given voice to the forgotten communities and the forgotten people in the United States."