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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:17 PM

Ryan Says He'll Seek Re-Election as Speaker

Source: Associated Press

Ryan Says He'll Seek Re-Election as Speaker

By SCOTT BAUER, ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSINEE, Wis. Nov 4, 2016, 2:37 PM ET

Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday he will seek re-election to the top job in the House if Republicans hold onto their majority, an outcome widely expected in next week's elections.

Ryan's comment comes as some House Republicans hard-right conservatives and backers of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump have discussed trying to oust him from his post. He became speaker only a year ago after conservatives pressured his predecessor, John Boehner, R-Ohio, into abandoning the job and retiring from Congress.

Ryan, R-Wis., was asked Friday following a campaign stop with Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson about a report in The Hill newspaper about "chatter" that he was no longer interested in being speaker.

"Nope. Not true," Ryan said. "Don't believe everything you read. I am interested in staying on as speaker."

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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:18 PM

1. I guess he's a glutton for punishment.

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