Peter Barca

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos won't run for Ryan's seat

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Friday became the latest high-profile Republican to pass on the chance to run for Congress to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, leaving the field open for lesser-known candidates in a race that Democrats are increasingly optimistic will be competitive.

Vos joined with his longtime friend and college roommate Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff, in declining to run for the southeast Wisconsin seat. Republicans have been hastily weighing their options after Ryan's abrupt announcement Wednesday that he would not seek re-election, giving potential candidates just seven weeks to get in the race and file by the June 1...

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