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House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Run for Re-Election in November

April 11, 2018

Via: Fortune

House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection, one of his representatives confirmed in a statement Wednesday — a move that leaves both his seat and possibly the most powerful position in the House of Representatives up for grabs while highlighting the difficulties the Republican Party may face in the upcoming midterm elections.

Axios initially reported on Wednesday the Wisconsin Republican, who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998, would not run for reelection in November. Shortly thereafter, Brendan Buck, a counselor to Ryan, released a statement confirming the report.

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