Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan Won’t Run For Republican Nomination
With the race to become the republican presidential nominee in 2012 already well underway, there have been more calls of late for Wisconsin’s own U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to throw his name in the hat for a chance to run against President Obama. Too bad for Paul Ryan fans, as Ryan is now saying he won’t run for president next year.
The Republican congressman from Wisconsin issued a statement Monday saying he appreciates supporters urging him to seek the 2012 nomination, but he hasn’t changed his mind about staying out of the race.
Ryan chairs the House Budget Committee and crafted a GOP budget plan this year aimed at slashing federal spending on programs such as Medicare.
The congressman from Janesville says he hopes the GOP will nominate a candidate committed to an agenda that “restores the promise and prosperity of our exceptional nation.”
He added that he’s grateful to his constituents for the chance to advance that effort in Congress.
Ryan, who is viewed by many as a fiscal whiz, has dared to lead boldly with his proposals to attack the spend-first nature of Washington. He is just 41 years old, has three young children, and is apparently very content with continuing to represent the people of Wisconsin. Ryan hasn’t ruled out a run for president later in his career.