Paul Ryan stays out of 2016 spotlight

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Unlike some of his colleagues in Congress, Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't appear to be laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential bid.

To many on the right, the Wisconsin Republican is a promising candidate for 2016 after running alongside Mitt Romney on the GOP presidential ticket last year.

But unlike potential White House hopefuls, such as Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ryan has this year stayed away from primary battleground states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Some conservative leaders say Ryan would be a greater help to his party by staying focused on his job as House Budget Committee chairman, instead of mulling a White House run in 2016.

Read more on The Hill's Ballot Box blog.