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House Speaker Paul Ryan: “Count Me Out” for GOP Presidential Nomination

HeadlineApr 13, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan has ruled out accepting the Republican presidential nomination in the event of a contested convention in July. Rumors have centered on Ryan as a possible alternative if neither Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich crosses the threshold of 1,237 delegates. But Ryan said he is not interested.

House Speaker Paul Ryan: “If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe that you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. Count me out. I simply believe that if you want to be the nominee for our party to be the president, you should actually run for it. I chose not to do this, therefore I should not be considered, period, end of story.”

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