Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Reince Priebus won't run for House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat Priebus told conservative radio host Jay Weber Thursday that he would definitely not run to represent the Southeastern Wisconsin district this year. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:39 a.m. CT April 12, 2018 | Updated 11:39 a.m. CT April 12, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff for President Donald Trump and Republican National … [Read more...] about Reince Priebus won’t run for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s seat
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“I like to think I’ve done my part,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, 48, said of his nearly two decades in Congress and his announcement to retire after this year. Wednesday, the Republican from Wisconsin, in what must be a shock to his fellow GOP colleagues, said he believed he had “set us on a better course.” His stepping down, particularly the significant role he has played galvanizing his party and raising funds, is sure to have national ramifications, most immediately in special elections and the upcoming midterm in November. Ryan, who has been in office since 1999 and speaker since 2015, said he wanted to spend more time with his family, and between the lines it might be interpreted as wanting to spend less time with the GOP cohort in Congress and the anticipated tidal wave of change in the House. Among the questions that automatically arise: Does this announcement mean that Trump has won the fight for the heart of the GOP? And who will be his replacement? … [Read more...] about House Speaker Paul Ryan to retire
WASHINGTON — Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. Or who would be the better fundraiser and communicator for a divided party struggling to protect its House majority. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House speaker is a popularity contest, it will be tight. “Steve is the more low-key guy, Kevin is more the big handshake, but they’re equally popular,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. “It’s not like right versus left or a good guy versus a bad guy.” House Speaker Paul Ryan told colleagues Wednesday he wouldn’t seek re-election in November, implicitly starting the race to replace him. Disconcertingly for the GOP, Trump’s unpopularity and early Democratic momentum leave it unclear whether Ryan’s replacement will be speaker or minority leader. For now, McCarthy and Scalise are seen as the chief … [Read more...] about Who are the likely contenders to replace U.S. House speaker Paul Ryan?
After House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he would not be seeking re-election on Wednesday, President Trump met with the Republican leadership from the House and Senate and posted a photo on Twitter, writing: "Lots to discuss as we continue MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Ryan told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King they were "celebrating the agenda we've passed and the agenda we have yet to pass this session" in the photo. Without missing a beat, King noted an observation about the makeup of the GOP leadership team. "When I look at that picture, Mr. Speaker, I have to say, I don't see anybody that looks like me in terms of color or gender," King said. "And you were one of the main people that said you want to do more for the Republican Party, to expand. You wanted to expand the base. Some say this president really doesn't want to expand the base. So when I look at that picture, I have to say, I don't feel very celebratory. I feel very excluded." "I don't like the fact … [Read more...] about House Speaker Paul Ryan: “We need more minorities, more women in our party”
House Speaker Paul Ryan says his family came first when considering if he should run for re-election in November. Ryan sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Gayle King just one day after he announced that he would be retiring from Congress in January, to share just went into his decision to leave. "Janna and I do every two years, we before the filing deadline decide whether we're gonna stay or not. The filing deadline's coming up. We made our decision a different way this year. You know why? Because our kids aren't getting younger. I gotta tell you, Gayle, I've had so many people in their 50s, 60s, and 70s tell me, 'I wish I spent more time with my kids.' Well, my kids have only known me their entire lives as a weekend dad. And now they're teenagers in or about to be in high school," Ryan said. Ryan said on Wednesday when he formally announced his intention to retire that it's easy for the speaker role "to take over everything in your life and you can just let that … [Read more...] about House Speaker Paul Ryan on leaving Congress: “Nothing trumps my family”