Paul Ryan Spox Says House Speaker Would ‘Not Accept’ GOP Nomination

March 16, 2016 11:02 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) “will not accept a nomination” for president from the Republican Party in the case of a contested convention, his spokesperson said Wednesday.

Ryan’s spokesman said that the speaker thinks the nominee “should be someone who ran this year,” according to NBC News’ Alex Moe:

His predecessor, John Boehner (R-OH), floated the possibility of a Ryan nomination at a Wednesday conference in Boca Raton, Florida, according to a Politico report.

“They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said. “I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.”

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