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Monday, August 22, 2011

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Ryan reiterates he won't run for president

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan reiterated today he has not changed his mind about running for president and will stay out of the race.

Ryan has repeatedly said he was not interested in a run, citing factors such as his young family. But a growing chorus of GOP voices has called on him to get into the race, and two national reports recently suggested he has had discussions about a possible bid in recent months.

But Ryan said today, "I have not changed my mind."

"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," he said in a statement.


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