Ryan Not Seeking Re-Election

By |2018-04-11T15:38:31-05:00April 11, 2018 3:38 pm|National Headlines|0 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKZ-TV) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan officially announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in the 2018 midterm election.

The Wisconsin Representative will finish out his current term before leaving Congress and the G.O.P. to continue working toward the Republican agenda.

Ryan says, “the job provides incredible opportunities.” “The truth is, it’s easy for it to take over everything in your life, and you can’t just let that happen.”

If the Republicans maintain control of the House Majority following the mid-term election, the party will need to elect a new Speaker when Congress reconvenes in January 2019. Two possible front runners would be, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) or House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

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