Paul Ryan to Retire From Speaker of the House Post

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Those close to the Speaker say they don't believe he will stay in the House past 2018.

In spite of his major victory in passing sweeping tax reform through the House, sources claim that Paul Ryan will not run for re-election after 2018, according to Politico.

Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers.

Confirming Ryan's intentions were numerous Washington colleagues, all of whom think he will finish next year.

In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists—not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.

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Yes, because he will lose next November.