June 4, 2011

MICHAEL BARONE: Is Paul Ryan seriously considering a presidential run?

I asked whether he was going to run for president. He said (this is not quite an exact quote) I’m going to stay where I am. It’s easier. He added that he really thought Mitch Daniels was going to run and had gained that impression when talking to him three or four times before he made his decision not to. I asked him, What is the filing deadline for running for reelection in Wisconsin? He said it was in July. Which means, of course, that he could run for president and if not successful in the Republican nomination process could still run for reelection to the House.

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