Rep. Paul Ryan announces possible bid for Speaker of the Housenewser

(NEWSER) – One political will-he-or-won't-he is settled: Paul Ryan says he's willing to run as House speaker. However, there's a catch, reports Politico. Ryan told House Republicans Tuesday that he'll serve only if he has near-unanimous support.

It remains unclear whether the hard-line conservatives who forced John Boehner to resign will agree, reports the New York Times. Ryan says he'll give the House Republican Conference until Friday to decide. He also wants to change the duties of the job to focus more on spreading the party's message and less on fundraising, reports the Times.

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