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With Paul Ryan out, focus turns to possible Republican candidates

With Paul Ryan out, focus turns to possible Republican candidates

With Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan deciding against re-election, the focus Wednesday turned to other Republicans who could run for the southeast Wisconsin congressional seat that Ryan has held for 20 years.

But possible Republican candidates weren't saying much about their future plans, instead focusing on praising Ryan as he prepares to exit.

"Wisconsin Republicans are committed to keeping this Congressional seat and I am confident that our eventual nominee will uphold Paul Ryan's legacy of principled, conservative leadership," said Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Brad Courtney.

Among those mentioned by Republicans as possible candidates are: former...

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