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Paul Ryan Officially Enters Race For Speaker Of The House

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He's officially in.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced on Thursday that after meeting with various groups of House Republicans, he will enter the race to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

"I am ready and eager to be our speaker," he wrote in a letter to colleagues.

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The full House will vote on its next speaker in elections scheduled for next Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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