|Jonah Ryan for President|
|Campaign||2020 U.S. primary elections|
U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
|Status||Announced: January 2019|
Withdrew: July 26, 2020
|Key people||Amy Brookheimer (manager)|
Bill Ericsson (communications director)
Teddy Sykes (deputy manager)
|Slogan||The Outsider's Insider|
|This article is part of a series about |
|U.S. House of Representatives|
2016 NH special election • The Jeffersons • 2018 government shutdown
|Vice presidential campaigns|
2020 (Selection, Convention, General election)
|Impeachment • Ryantology|
The 2020 presidential campaign of Jonah Ryan was announced in a speech delivered in New Hampshire in January 2019. Jonah Ryan was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire's 2nd district from 2017 to 2019. He first launched an exploratory committee at a New Hampshire rally in January 2019.
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Ryan was polling poorly in both Iowa and New Hampshire in March 2019. By the time of the first primary debate in May 2019, Ryan was polling at less than five percent, forcing him to participate in the undercard debate alongside Clarence Clark and Lord Wolfsbane.
In May 2019, Meyer aide Amy Brookheimer joined the Ryan campaign as campaign manager.
On February 18, 2020, Ryan came in sixth place in the New Hampshire primary, raking in 3% of the vote. During the campaign in South Carolina, both Teddy Sykes and Bill Ericsson left the campaign as Brookheimer sensed a possible path to the nomination by pandering to racists and xenophobes. Ryan came in third place in the South Carolina primary on February 23.
Ryan won the Florida primary on March 3. During his campaign in Pennsylvania, Ryan contracted measles and accidentally killed his own father.
At the 2020 National Convention, Ryan's candidacy was given more legitimacy after a bombing suspect was an algebra teacher--something Ryan was vehemently opposed to (math). He was selected to be Selina Meyer's running mate. Both were officially nominated by the convention on the eleventh ballot on July 26, 2020.