Ryan: Don't want Obama reelected? 'Then don't vote for Ron Paul'

Paul Ryan argued Monday that a vote for a third-party candidate would likely help President Obama win reelection.

Ryan was asked why voters should not vote for Ron Paul. The Republican vice presidential candidate responded that a vote for Paul, who ran for the 2012 GOP nomination, would effectively split the vote in a way that helps Obama.

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"Do you want Barack Obama to be reelected? Then don't vote for Ron Paul," Ryan said during a campaign speech in Lima, Ohio, on Monday.

Ryan went on to say that Paul was a good friend.

"Actually, Ron's a friend of mine. I know Ron very well. I like Ron quite a bit. There are many things that Ron has championed that I'm a big believer in, especially liberty and sound money."

Although Paul is no longer campaigning for president, he has not endorsed Mitt Romney's campaign.