Ryan: I Will Not Accept Nomination

'Count me out,' says House speaker
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2016 11:22 AM CDT
Updated Apr 12, 2016 2:34 PM CDT
Ryan to Rule Himself Out 'Definitively'
House Speaker Paul Ryan.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

His name keeps coming up as a savior candidate for the GOP, and Paul Ryan keeps insisting he's not interested. But on Tuesday afternoon, the House speaker sought to end the speculation once and for all. "I do not want, nor will I accept the Republican nomination," he said emphatically at a news conference, reports the AP. If nobody has the necessary number of delegates to secure the nomination at the GOP convention, the party should then choose someone from among those who were declared candidates, he said. "Count me out." (One forecast had put his odds of becoming the nominee at 54%.)

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