(CNN)Rep. Tim Ryan dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, ending a campaign that failed to gain any traction in a large field of better-financed and better-known Democrats.

In a video sent to his supporters, Ryan also announced that he will instead run for reelection to the House of Representatives.”I am announcing today that I am withdrawing from the presidential campaign,” Ryan said in the video. “After seven long months of hard work I will be returning home to my family and friends and community in Ohio to run for reelection for my congressional seat.”In photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanIn photos: Former presidential candidate Tim Ryan Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanUS Rep. Tim Ryan has been in Congress for more than 15 years. He represents what is now known as Ohio's 13th district, an area of northeast Ohio covering Youngstown to Akron.US Rep. Tim Ryan has been in Congress for more than 15 years. He represents what is now known as Ohio's 13th district, an area of northeast Ohio covering Youngstown to Akron. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanUS Rep. Tim Ryan has been in Congress for more than 15 years. He represents what is now known as Ohio’s 13th district, an area of northeast Ohio covering Youngstown to Akron.Hide Caption 1 of 20Ryan posted this old photo of him and his brother Al to Facebook in 2015. "Throwback Thursday to my brother Al and I at my First Holy Communion Mass," <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/timryan/photos/?tab=album&album_id=435001832865&ref=page_internal" target="_blank">he wrote.</a>Ryan posted this old photo of him and his brother Al to Facebook in 2015. "Throwback Thursday to my brother Al and I at my First Holy Communion Mass," <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/timryan/photos/?tab=album&album_id=435001832865&ref=page_internal" target="_blank">he wrote.</a> Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan posted this old photo of him and his brother Al to Facebook in 2015. “Throwback Thursday to my brother Al and I at my First Holy Communion Mass,” he wrote.Hide Caption 2 of 20After graduating from high school, Ryan got a football scholarship at Youngstown State University. He later transferred to Bowling Green State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science.After graduating from high school, Ryan got a football scholarship at Youngstown State University. He later transferred to Bowling Green State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanAfter graduating from high school, Ryan got a football scholarship at Youngstown State University. He later transferred to Bowling Green State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science.Hide Caption 3 of 20Ryan hugs US Rep. Kendrick Meek at an election-night party in Washington in November 2006. The Democratic Party secured the House majority for the first time since 1994.Ryan hugs US Rep. Kendrick Meek at an election-night party in Washington in November 2006. The Democratic Party secured the House majority for the first time since 1994. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan hugs US Rep. Kendrick Meek at an election-night party in Washington in November 2006. The Democratic Party secured the House majority for the first time since 1994.Hide Caption 4 of 20Ryan attends a news conference in Washington in February 2007.Ryan attends a news conference in Washington in February 2007. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan attends a news conference in Washington in February 2007.Hide Caption 5 of 20Ryan shops at a supermarket in May 2007. He was among the congressmen taking a "Food Stamp Challenge" to see what it was like eating for a week with just $21 in groceries.Ryan shops at a supermarket in May 2007. He was among the congressmen taking a "Food Stamp Challenge" to see what it was like eating for a week with just $21 in groceries. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan shops at a supermarket in May 2007. He was among the congressmen taking a “Food Stamp Challenge” to see what it was like eating for a week with just $21 in groceries.Hide Caption 6 of 20Ryan married his wife, Andrea, in April 2013.Ryan married his wife, Andrea, in April 2013. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan married his wife, Andrea, in April 2013.Hide Caption 7 of 20Ryan toasts Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while she campaigned in Youngstown, Ohio, in March 2016.Ryan toasts Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while she campaigned in Youngstown, Ohio, in March 2016. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan toasts Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while she campaigned in Youngstown, Ohio, in March 2016.Hide Caption 8 of 20Ryan speaks at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016.Ryan speaks at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan speaks at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016.Hide Caption 9 of 20Ryan speaks to the media after elections for the House Democratic leadership in November 2016. Ryan lost to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.Ryan speaks to the media after elections for the House Democratic leadership in November 2016. Ryan lost to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan speaks to the media after elections for the House Democratic leadership in November 2016. Ryan lost to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.Hide Caption 10 of 20Ryan is joined by his wife and their son Brady during a swearing-in ceremony in Washington in January 2017. The oath of office was delivered by House Speaker Paul Ryan (no relation).Ryan is joined by his wife and their son Brady during a swearing-in ceremony in Washington in January 2017. The oath of office was delivered by House Speaker Paul Ryan (no relation). Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan is joined by his wife and their son Brady during a swearing-in ceremony in Washington in January 2017. The oath of office was delivered by House Speaker Paul Ryan (no relation).Hide Caption 11 of 20Ryan fields a ball during the annual Congressional Baseball Game in June 2017.Ryan fields a ball during the annual Congressional Baseball Game in June 2017. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan fields a ball during the annual Congressional Baseball Game in June 2017.Hide Caption 12 of 20Ryan walks down the House steps after a vote at the Capitol in June 2017.Ryan walks down the House steps after a vote at the Capitol in June 2017. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan walks down the House steps after a vote at the Capitol in June 2017.Hide Caption 13 of 20Ryan holds his son Brady before the Congressional Baseball Game in June 2018.Ryan holds his son Brady before the Congressional Baseball Game in June 2018. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan holds his son Brady before the Congressional Baseball Game in June 2018.Hide Caption 14 of 20Ryan listens during a news conference about automotive jobs in November 2018.Ryan listens during a news conference about automotive jobs in November 2018. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan listens during a news conference about automotive jobs in November 2018.Hide Caption 15 of 20Ryan, his wife and their three children pose for a family portrait. In addition to Brady, Ryan is also raising two stepchildren, Bella and Mason. Ryan, his wife and their three children pose for a family portrait. In addition to Brady, Ryan is also raising two stepchildren, Bella and Mason. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan, his wife and their three children pose for a family portrait. In addition to Brady, Ryan is also raising two stepchildren, Bella and Mason. Hide Caption 16 of 20Ryan announces his presidential bid on ABC's "The View" in April 2019.Ryan announces his presidential bid on ABC's "The View" in April 2019. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan announces his presidential bid on ABC’s “The View” in April 2019.Hide Caption 17 of 20Ryan speaks at a conference in April 2019.Ryan speaks at a conference in April 2019. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan speaks at a conference in April 2019.Hide Caption 18 of 20Ryan addresses audience members in Atlanta during a CNN town hall in June 2019.Ryan addresses audience members in Atlanta during a CNN town hall in June 2019. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan addresses audience members in Atlanta during a CNN town hall in June 2019.Hide Caption 19 of 20Ryan takes part in the CNN Democratic debates in July 2019.Ryan takes part in the CNN Democratic debates in July 2019. Photos: Former presidential candidate Tim RyanRyan takes part in the CNN Democratic debates in July 2019.Hide Caption 20 of 2016 Tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED01 Tim Ryan gallery18 Tim Ryan gallery07 Tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED05 Tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED06 Tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED02 Tim Ryan gallery08 Tim Ryan gallery09 Tim Ryan gallery10 Tim Ryan gallery03 Tim Ryan gallery11 Tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED12 tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED13 Tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED14 Tim Ryan gallery04 Tim Ryan gallery15 Tim Ryan gallery RESTRICTED17 Tim Ryan gallery05 tim ryan town hall 060247 cnn detroit debate 0730Ryan had hoped his candidacy would re-focus Democrats on the needs of working-class Americans in the Midwest, a group of people who largely drifted towards President Donald Trump in 2016. The Ohio Democrat touted himself as a “progressive who knows how to talk to working class people” who hoped to convince once reliably Democratic voters that ” the progressive agenda is what is best for working families.””As a congressman from Youngstown, Ohio for almost 20 years, I’ve watched the American Dream slip through the fingers of many Americans,” Ryan said during his 2020 announcement. “That’s why I am running for President. It’s time to do something.”Read MoreBut that never happened for Ryan, who failed to make the debate stage in both September and October and struggled to raise money. Ryan raised a paltry $889,000 in the second quarter of 2019, a haul that paled in comparison to his competitors, some of whom raised in the tens of millions.”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 the video. “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.”Ryan’s campaign announced in October that they raised $425,000 in the third quarter, another small haul that raised questions about how Ryan was able to keep paying his staff. Ryan only raised $1.3 million throughout his entire presidential bid, according to Federal Election Commission reporters.Ryan, who has served in Congress since 2003, began considering a 2020 bid in 2018, as he traveled across the country stumping for Democrats running for office and, indirectly, testing the waters on a presidential bid.Ryan entered the presidential race as a longshot candidate with less name recognition than most candidates and a far smaller political network, two issues that eventually sunk his campaign.Ryan will now return to the House, where he had previously made a name of himself because of his opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holding a leadership position. But those efforts have failed, and even Ryan voted for Pelosi earlier this year when Democrats picked their next House leader after taking back the chamber in 2018.”While it didn’t work out quite the way we planned, this voice will not be stifled. I will continue to advocate and fight for the working people of this country — white, black, brown, men, women,” Ryan said. “There’s people who get up every day, take a shower after work sometimes, that are working really hard. And we’re going to continue to fight for making sure that those workers are treated fairly, and that they have access to good health care, that they have a solid pension to retire on.”

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