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Paul Ryan lays out conditions to take House Speaker role

October 20, 2015

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Representative Paul RyanPhotograph by Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan will run for House of Representatives speaker if he receives endorsements from all factions of the deeply divided Republican members, a Ryan spokesman said on Tuesday.

“If the members agree with his requests and share his vision, and if he is a unity candidate – with the endorsement of all the conference’s major caucuses – then he will serve as speaker. He will be all in,” Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement after a closed-door meeting of House Republicans that Ryan addressed.

Buck said Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, wants House Republicans to make clear by Friday whether they support him.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler and Peter Cooney)