Paul Ryan Said to Be Weighing Bid For House Speaker

Paul Ryan Said to Be Weighing Bid For House SpeakerRep. Paul Ryan is discussing the possibility of pursuing the job as House Speaker, a source close to the Wisconsin Republican told ABC News today. “Chairman Ryan appreciates the support he’s getting from his colleagues but is still not running for Speaker,” Ryan’s spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement Friday. If Ryan were to get into the race, it would represent a change of heart for the man who until now has repeatedly declined to seek the top job in Congress despite repeated pleas from the party’s leadership, including current Speaker of the House John Boehner, that he seek the job.

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