Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin 1st District

Ryan to Run for Speaker of the House

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Reverses Previous Stand on Taking the Seat

Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin 1st District

Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin 1st District

By Erik Lorenzsonn, Wisconsin Public Radio

After initially indicating that he wasn’t interested in the job, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday evening that he will seek to become the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Ryan announced his decision in a letter to members of the House Republican Conference.

“After talking to so many of you, and hearing your words of encouragement, I believe we are ready to move forward as a one, united team,” the letter reads. “And I am ready and eager to be our speaker.”

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