Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanTim Ryan ‘seriously considering’ 2020 bid Baseball legend Frank Robinson, first black manager in MLB, dies at 83 House Democrat warns ethics committee about Steve King promoting white nationalism website MORE (D-Ohio) says he could pull off an upset in Wednesday’s House Democratic leadership elections.


“I think a lot of people are going to be surprised tomorrow,” Ryan told CNN on Tuesday morning of his bid to unseat Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as House Democratic leader.

Ryan touted the endorsements he's gotten so far from members of the caucus and said to expect more endorsements later Tuesday.

“I think we need a change,” he said. “Again, we’re at the smallest number we’ve had in our Democratic caucus since 1929.”

Ryan announced his uphill bid to unseat Pelosi in the wake of the party’s disastrous election results earlier this month. 

Pelosi has led House Democrats for 14 years and remains the overwhelming favorite in Wednesday’s election.

The caucus will vote by secret ballot behind closed doors.