37 Facts About Richard Ojeda

1. Richard Ojeda sought the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2020 election.

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2. Richard Ojeda is ending his 2020 presidential bid, The Intercept reports.

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3. Richard Ojeda marches in homecoming parade in Huntington, West Virginia, October 18, 2018.

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4. Richard Ojeda resigned from the West Virginia Senate on January 9, 2019, to focus on his presidential bid.

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5. Richard Ojeda traveled to California to support the 2019 Los Angeles teachers' strike, proclaiming "Don't make us go West Virginia on you" in an op-ed published in the Intercept.

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6. Richard Ojeda went on to win both the Democratic Primary for the 7th District of the West Virginia Senate, defeating incumbent Art Kirkendoll.

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7. Richard Ojeda entered politics in 2014, running for Congress in West Virginia's 3rd District.

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8. Richard Ojeda told reporters he wasn't going to do that because he felt like Carmichael would automatically reject the request.

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9. Richard Ojeda resigned his seat in the West Virginia Senate to run in the 2020 Democratic primary for president.

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10. Richard Ojeda had resigned his position because he is running for president of the United States.

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11. Richard Ojeda said he's not going to ask Carmichael about retracting his resignation.

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12. Richard Ojeda mentioned both the teacher's strike and marijuana legalization in his resignation letter.

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13. Richard Ojeda held the 7th District seat since first being elected in 2014.

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14. Richard Ojeda announced his resignation from the legislature on Monday to focus on the 2020 presidential election.

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15. Richard Ojeda resigned from the West Virginia Senate on January 14, 2019.

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16. Richard Ojeda likely knows he won't be the next president of the United States, which makes his decision more difficult to understand.

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17. Richard Ojeda earned a bachelors in General Education from West Virginia State University, a public, and historically black university in Institute, West Virginia.

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18. Richard Ojeda was born into a Democratic family and he registered as a Democrat.

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19. Richard Ojeda is running on a Medicare for all, legalization of cannabis, anti-lobbyism and government accountability platform.

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20. Richard Ojeda announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States on November 12, 2018.

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21. Richard Ojeda received national attention when he became a vocal supporter of the 2018 teachers' strike and advocated for the legalization of cannabis in West Virginia.

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22. Richard Ojeda resigning so he can become a full-time candidate for the presidency of the United States, politics has become more exciting than watching the Clemson Tigers throttle the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national college football championship.

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23. Richard Ojeda represented District 7 of the West Virginia State Senate from 2016 to 2019.

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24. Richard Ojeda is a candidate seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2020 election.

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25. Richard Ojeda told The Intercept that he believes none of the more than a dozen rumored Democratic contenders can stand up to Trump.

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26. Richard Ojeda supported Trump in the 2016 election after supporting Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.

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27. Richard Ojeda is a state senator and a retired US Army major who lost his bid for a US House seat in the midterm elections but outperformed Hillary Clinton in the district by more than 35 points.

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28. West Virginia Democrat Richard Ojeda is running for president in 2020, he revealed to The Intercept.

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29. Richard Ojeda said he would officially step down from the Senate sometime next week.

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30. Richard Ojeda told Politico that he voted for Trump because he initially believed Trump would do something for West Virginians.

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31. Richard Ojeda has stated "I don't think I've ever voted for a Democrat for president" and supported Donald Trump in 2016.

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32. Richard Ojeda established a social services nonprofit, the Logan Empowerment Action and Development, which engages in community cleanup.

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33. Richard Ojeda helped start a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at a local high school.

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34. Richard Ojeda served 24 years in the United States Army, starting as an enlisted soldier before going through officer training and rising to the rank of major.

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35. Richard Ojeda remarked that "back when I was in high school, being a Republican was like cursing".

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36. Richard Ojeda was born into a Democratic family and registered as a Democrat himself.

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37. Richard Ojeda attracted national attention when he became a vocal supporter of the 2018 West Virginia teachers' strike and advocated the legalization of cannabis in the state.

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