Ryan: Keeping options open for ’16
Rep. Paul Ryan, the most recent Republican nominee for vice president, said Tuesday he’s keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won’t look at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.
Ryan, R-Wis., said he is focused on his job as House Budget Committee chairman and would “worry about those things later on.”
Ryan briefly visited New Hampshire’s largest city to headline a Tuesday night fundraiser for a former House colleague, Frank Guinta, who is running for the seat he lost in 2012 — the year GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Ryan lost their bid against Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Ex-US rep arrested in Zimbabwe
Just over a year ago, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds tried to shed past disgrace with a potent campaign slogan: “Redemption.”
It didn’t work then and now Reynolds, once a rising star in the Democratic Party whose career collapsed when he was convicted of rape two decades ago, is under arrest again, this time for purportedly possessing pornography and violating immigration laws in Zimbabwe.
Reynolds, who had won some prominence in Zimbabwe for helping draw investment to hotel and office projects, was being held in custody and was expected to appear in court soon, immigration official Ario Mabika said Tuesday.