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House Speaker Ryan remains non-committal about re-election

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for a meeting of fellow Republicans on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 9:41 AM

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan is still being non-committal about whether he'll seek re-election to an 11th term.

The Republican says that's a decision he always makes with his wife "each and every term" before Wisconsin's filing deadline. The deadline this year is June 1.

Ryan adds "I'm not going to share my thinking with you before I even talk to my wife."

Ryan is being asked about his future on CBS's Face the Nation.

Ryan will be a heavy favourite to win re-election, but mid-term elections are historically difficult for the party in power. Democrats are voicing increasing confidence about their prospects of winning the House.

Ryan has made clear he's not going anywhere anytime soon, telling The Associated Press last month: "I've got no plans to do anything different."

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