Richard Ojeda: The 48-year-old West Virginia Democrat is a retired Army Major and former state senator who launched his presidential campaign in November 2018, shortly after losing his bid to represent West Virginia in the US House. While Ojeda takes a progressive position on labor rights, in addition to his otherwise standard Democrat leanings, he has a tough row to sow in this race: He has admitted to voting for President Trump in the 2016 election.
UPDATE (January 25, 2019): Ojeda announced on Friday, January 25, 2019 that he would be dropping out of the race. In a video provided to The Young Turks and The Intercept, Ojeda reportedly said,“I don’t want to see people send money to a campaign that’s probably not going to get off the ground,” The Intercept reports.
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