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Laura Ingraham

House Republicans plead with Paul Ryan to run for speaker

WASHINGTON _ With the zeal of a college football coach trying to woo a blue-chip recruit, House Republicans are aggressively trying to persuade Rep. Paul Ryan to run for House speaker after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's surprising withdrawal from consideration.tmpplchld Many House Republicans view Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate, as the salve that can heal and unify a divided conference and move it beyond the double shocker of House Speaker John Boehner's pending retirement and McCarthy's decision not to seek the speaker's gavel.tmpplchld Boehner, R-Ohio, has spoken with Ryan, R-Wis. So has McCarthy, R-Calif., and almost every rank-and-file House...