Paul Ryan: I’ll Consider Presidential Run After 2014 Elections

AP

Rep. Paul Ryan says he’ll consider a presidential run after the 2014 elections.

The Wisconsin Republican and House budget chief said he hasn’t given much thought to the idea yet and will discuss it with his wife after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

“I’ve consciously decided not to think about my personal ambitions, my personal career moves or … something after 2014,” Ryan said on Wednesday at a Washington breakfast for reporters hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

“The fact of it is I’m focusing on policy right now and the problems we have in front of us,” he said. “In 2015, at the appropriate time, Jan and I will sit down and have the proper deliberation and conversations that are necessary for that.”

Ryan will step down as Budget Committee chairman in January and is eying the chairmanship of the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee.

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