The next presidential election is years away, but reporters are already nipping at lawmakers' heels for a glimpse of their future ambitions. When former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was asked this week if he plans to run for the White House in 2016, he said, "I've decided not to decide."
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan hasn't ruled out running for president in 2016.
"I've decided not to decide," Ryan told the State Journal on Wednesday when asked about a possible presidential run.
For now, Ryan said he and his family are enjoying settling back down in his hometown, Janesville, after traveling around the country last year while he was the Republican vice presidential hopeful and running mate to Mitt Romney.
And Ryan, who has returned to his post as House Budget Committee chairman, said he is currently focused on addressing fiscal issues facing the country and trying to "avoid a debt crisis."
Before he was chosen to be Romney's running mate in 2012, Ryan seriously considered launching a bid for the presidency during the Republican primaries.