Paul Ryan not running for president

Posted at 5:21 AM, Mar 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-05 14:06:52-05
(AP) -- The word from House Speaker Paul Ryan's camp is nope, he's not running for president.
   The professed lack of interest from the Wisconsin Republican came Friday in a letter from a lawyer representing Ryan to the Federal Election Commission. The note by Timothy E. Kronquist disavows the Committee to Draft Speaker Ryan, a political action committee that filed papers with the FEC this week.
   The letter says Ryan "has not, and does not, explicitly or implicitly, authorize, endorse, or otherwise approve of the organization's formation or activities, and he is not involved with the organization in any way."
   It notes that "Ryan has repeatedly announced publicly that he is not running for president in 2016."
   Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong added in an emailed comment, "He is flattered, but not interested."