WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan refuses to rule out a possible U.S. Senate bid next year, or serving as the Vice Presidential candidate on the GOP ticket.
Ryan's political profile has been rising, as he gave the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address last month.
During a forum in Milwaukee Thursday, Ryan ruled out a run for president next year, as he said that would take him away from his family. Ryan is less certain about turning down any offer he might get about 18 months from now, to serve as the Republican nominee for vice president.
He’s also been mentioned as a possible contender for the Wisconsin Senate seat now held by Democrat Herb Kohl.
Ryan says he's concentrating, for now, on his duties as house Budget Committee chairman, but he says he doesn't have to make a quick decision on a Senate bid.