Reports: House Speaker Ryan Won't Run for Re-election

This story is developing. WASHINGTON -- Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, multiple news outlets are reporting.Ryan's plans have been the source of much speculation, amid Republican concerns over keeping their majority in the House of Representatives. Two people with knowledge of the Wisconsin lawmaker's thinking told the Associated Press Wednesday Ryan has decided against seeking another term. Both sought anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. They did not say why Ryan has decided not to run. Ryan was first elected to Congress in 1998. He was elected House speaker in 2015 after former House Speaker John Boehner retired. He was former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012. Ryan and his wife have three children.-- The Associated Press, with information compiled by Washington correspondent Katie Leslie.  Continue reading...

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