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Congressman Ryan on running for president in 2016


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Congressman Paul Ryan says he hasn't even thought about a 2016 presidential run yet.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate sat down for a one-on-one interview with Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann in Janesville Thursday afternoon.

Ryan says he still regrets losing as part of the Mitt Romney presidential ticket, but that it hasn't affected his focus going forward in 2013.

"I for one, have a job.  I'm a member of Congress for the first district in southern Wisconsin.  I'm the chairman of the Budget Committee.  We have a debt crisis coming.  It's going to hurt the people I represent.  I'm focused on fixing that," said Ryan.

Greg Neumann's full interview with Congressman Ryan will be featured on Capitol City Sunday on Sunday, January 13 at 9:00 a.m. on WKOW.


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Congressman Paul Ryan has decided to not decide yet on running for president in 2016.

The Wisconsin congressman and former vice presidential nominee told the Wisconsin State Journal that for now he and his family are enjoying settling back down in Janesville.

They are back in Janesville after campaigning around the country with his running mate, Mitt Romney. As the House Budget Committee chairman, Ryan says his sights are set on helping the nation avoid a debt crisis.

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