After months of whispers that newly-chosen Speaker of the House Paul Ryan would toss his hat in the ring in the case of a contested convention in Cleveland this summer, the Wisconsin pol will make it official today that he will not.
In an expected speech to the RNC at 3:15 p.m. ET, Ryan will formally rule out the possibility of a Presidential run.
— POLITICO (@politico) April 12, 2016
Although Ryan has repeated to several media outlets that he is not interested in the prospect of seeking the Republican party nomination, many have called for him to consider doing so. Former Speaker John Boehner even remarked on the field of GOP candidates last month, “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above. They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.”
UPDATE – 3:55 P.M. EST Ryan kept his address short and sweet, and he emphatically slammed the door on the possibility of becoming the GOP’s eleventh-hour nominee.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 12, 2016
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