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Paul Ryan Announces His Retirement From Congress...
Apr 13, 2018 at 02:57 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • On Wednesday, Paul Ryan, the current Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced he would not seek re-election in November, and that he would instead retire from his career in politics.
  • Paul Ryan has been the U.S. representative for Wisconsin’s 1st district since 1999.
  • He ran as Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential candidate against Barack Obama and Joe Biden in 2012, and succeeded John Boehner as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in October 2015. 

Food For Thought

What is Paul Ryan's legacy from his time in Congress? How will Ryan's retirement affect the Republicans' electoral prospects in the 2018 midterms?

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