Rep. Tim Ryan a Rising Star for Democrats
the Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Washington -- The face of the Democratic Party's future forgoes shaving once in a while.
But Tim Ryan -- a former high school football star from Niles who is already a three-term congressional veteran at age 34 -- never forgoes a chance to snag federal money for his down-at-the-heels district, or tout his party's agenda on the House floor.
Ryan's doggedness on behalf of his Akron, Warren and Youngstown-area constituents, coupled with his ability to sound like a regular guy while discussing arcane topics like Chinese currency manipulation, has earned him the reputation of a political up-and-comer who could be a candidate for the U.S. Senate as early as 2010."