Paul Ryan Says He’s Not Eyeing The White House — Yet

Waiting until after 2014

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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. is seen on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2013.

The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate says he’s not yet thinking about running for president in 2016, but that he’ll start considering it after next year’s midterm election.

“I’ve decided I will consider this later,” Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told the Des Moines Register. “Once I’m through with this term, then I’m going to give a hard look at it.”

Ryan, a leading Republican on budget issues, says he’s looking to find common ground in Congress on taxes and spending, and that he’s “not worrying about my own personal ambitions or career moves.”

[Des Moines Register]