Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan's Republican Colleagues Say He Won't Run For President in 2016

Many believe he will be dissuaded from running because of his young family

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a choice to make.

The Republican Budget Committee chairman is the most popular conservative in the House, and over the coming year, he will have to decide whether to seek a more powerful committee gavel, launch a bid for House leadership or take a risky leap into the crowded waters of the 2016 presidential campaign.

In interviews The Hill conducted with more than two dozen House Republicans from across the ideological spectrum over the last couple of weeks, many of Ryan's colleagues said they are doubtful he will run for president in 2016. Most believe that concerns for his young family will lead him to lay claim to the job he's always wanted: chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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