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Ryan tells GOP he'll remain House speaker through elections

Paul Ryan looks down
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House Speaker Paul Ryan told members of the GOP conference he'll remain in the job through the November midterm elections, per a source in the room, and there was "zero conversation" about his replacement, per a second source. A source familiar confirmed Ryan will serve his full term as speaker.

Why it matters: Some are already skeptical about the effectiveness of a retiring speaker. And his announcement has already put his seat at risk of flipping.