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Ryan: No White House bid

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UNDATED (WSAU) Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is again repeating that he’s not running for the White House.

There’d been reports in The Weekly Standard last week that Ryan was re-considering his earlier announcement against a Presidential campaign. The magazine reported that Ryan had been quietly meeting with advisors, and was discussing a possible run with his family while on vacation in Colorado.

On Monday Ryan released the following statement to his supporters:

“I sincerely appreciate the support from those eager to chart a brighter future for the next generation. While humbled by the encouragement, I have not changed my mind, and therefore I am not seeking our party's nomination for President. I remain hopeful that our party will nominate a candidate committed to a pro-growth agenda of reform that restores the promise and prosperity of our exceptional nation. I remain grateful to those I serve in Southern Wisconsin for the unique opportunity to advance this effort in Congress.”

There had also been speculation from prominent GOP strategists that Ryan would enter the race. Carl Rove told Fox News Sunday earlier this month that he expected Ryan and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to become candidates.

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