Ryan spokesman: Don't expect news this week
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Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNew Dem ad uses Paterno, KKK, affair allegations to tar GOP leaders House Dem: Party's aging leaders is 'a problem' Rand Paul to ask Trump to lift sanctions on Russian leaders MORE (R-Wis.) isn't likely to make an announcement about running for Speaker this week, a spokesman said Monday morning.

Brendan Buck, the communications director for the House Ways and Means Committee that Ryan chairs, indicated that this week's congressional recess won't be punctuated with major news about the 2012 vice presidential candidate.

"Before you ask, nothing has changed and I don't anticipate any news this week," Buck tweeted.

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"Enjoy your Columbus Day," he added

Ryan initially issued a statement minutes after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly dropped out of the race for Speaker saying he wouldn't run to replace John Boehner (R-Ohio), who's retiring at the end of October. But under intense pressure from Republicans like Boehner, McCarthy and 2012 running mate Mitt Romney, Ryan is mulling over his options while home in Janesville, Wis. this week.

The House returns into session next Tuesday, Oct. 20.