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Ohio’s Tim Ryan Welcomes Joe Manchin at Campaign Event After Shunning Biden

  • Democrat holds event with senator ahead of Ohio US Senate race
  • Ryan has campaigned on bucking his own party like Manchin has
Joe Manchin, left, and Tim Ryan in Piketon, Ohio, on Oct. 20.
Joe Manchin, left, and Tim Ryan in Piketon, Ohio, on Oct. 20.Photographer: Gaelen Morse/Bloomberg

Democrat Tim Ryan has dodged President Joe Biden in his bid for Republican-leaning Ohio’s US Senate seat, but on Thursday he welcomed Senator Joe Manchin, oft-maligned by their party, to his side as he tries to woo moderate voters. 

Ryan’s appearance with the West Virginia senator in southern Ohio wasn’t a campaign stop, but rather an official event to discuss contamination and issues related to a former uranium-enrichment plant. Manchin is chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and pledged to help the community.