Paul Ryan wants Romney to run again

Paul Ryan (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
Paul Ryan (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says he would like to see Mitt Romney run for president again, but that he doesn't expect it to happen.

"I'd love it if he did," Ryan told AP during a visit to New Hampshire on Tuesday, "but I don't think he would."

Romney has shrugged off suggestions that he might run again, insisting that he won't. But supporters don't seem to be letting go.

Asked about his own plans, Ryan -- Romney's former running mate -- said he won't look at a 2016 campaign in earnest until after the current session of Congress is over late this year.

Ryan said he will "worry about those things later on."

Ryan was in town lending a hand to former congressman Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) in his bid to return to Congress.

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Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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