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Politics Former Speaker Gingrich on Paul Ryan: 'I think he's tired'

19:57  11 april  2018
19:57  11 april  2018 Source:   latimes.com

Ryan challenger raised more than $2M last quarter

  Ryan challenger raised more than $2M last quarter The Democrat challenging Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) raised $2.1 million during the first quarter of 2018, his campaign announced on Monday. Randy Bryce's campaign said it has raised $4.75 million since last June and has nearly $2.3 million in cash on hand.The campaign also said it added 45,000 new donors since the beginning of the year.Bryce's bid to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st District began last June with a fundraising campaign that netted more than $100,000 in its first 24 hours.The ironworker raised $1 million in the third quarter of 2017 and had raised approximately $2.

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Paul D. Ryan , who said Wednesday he would not run for reelection, has plenty of time to consider a presidential run, especially if you But Gingrich is not surprised Ryan is leaving the speakership. " I think he ' s tired ," Gingrich said.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Paul D. Ryan , who announced Wednesday he would not run for reelection, has plenty of time to consider a presidential run, especially if you measure in Sen.

a man looking at the camera: House Speaker Paul Ryan attends the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill on March 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. © Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS House Speaker Paul Ryan attends the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill on March 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Paul D. Ryan, who said Wednesday he would not run for reelection, has plenty of time to consider a presidential run, especially if you measure in Sen. Bernie Sanders years, the liberal Vermont independent who is still mulling a presidential bid at the age of 76.

"He's got 28 years," Gingrich, in a phone interview from Italy, adding that Ryan can go home, spend time with his family, earn some money, run for governor of Wisconsin, and then still forge a presidential campaign. "He's got at least six presidential elections in front of him."

Paul Ryan won't seek re-election

  Paul Ryan won't seek re-election House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidantes he is not seeking re-election and will soon announce his decision, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN Wednesday. He is expected to address his decision in a closed-door GOP conference meeting Wednesday morning, the sources said.Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, has been in Congress since 1999 and became House speaker in 2015. Some of Ryan's close friends previously told CNN that he might leave office after the 2018 midterms.

Speaker Paul D. Ryan took the helm to heal a fractured Republican Party. He will leave in January with fault lines still visible, this time drawn by President Trump. “ I think he ’ s tired ,” said Newt Gingrich , who was driven from his own speakership in 1998.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Paul D. Ryan , who said Wednesday he would not run for reelection, has plenty of time to consider a presidential run, especially if you measure in Sen.

But Gingrich is not surprised Ryan is leaving the speakership.

"I think he's tired," Gingrich said. "I think that he loves policy and does not particularly like managing and leading 240 Republicans and trying to cope with the Senate and the White House."

Bio box on Rep. Paul Ryan, House speaker. Tribune News Service 2015 © Staff/TNS/TNS Bio box on Rep. Paul Ryan, House speaker. Tribune News Service 2015 Gingrich downplayed the notion that Ryan's departure signals that Republicans will lose their House majority, arguing that it will motivate the two men who are next in line to replace him, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, to work harder to elect Republican lawmakers needed to hold it.

"Part of what he'll do is he'll liberate McCarthy and Scalise to go out and campaign like crazy," McCarthy said. "That'll be a significant factor in which of them gets picked" to replace Ryan.

Trump cautioned to stay out of Speaker race: report .
President Trump is being cautioned by top advisers to not back a candidate in the race to replace retiring Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), ABC News reported.Trump reportedly wanted to endorse House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), but was asked to hold off from backing a lawmaker to replace Ryan.Vice President Pence and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway are among those cautioning Trump to stay out of the race, fearing it could complicate the competition and the president's relationship with the winner, according to ABC.

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