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Could Paul Ryan bridge the GOP divide to take the White House?

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Another built-in challenge for Ryan is that he’s a congressman, not a senator or governor. He has more credibility than most members of Congress because he’s authored the House budget for several years and received the vice-presidential nomination. But Kondik said House members usually do not receive presidential nominations. 

“Getting elected statewide shows maybe a little more electoral viability than just getting elected from a smaller house district,” Kondik said. “It’s not common at all in American history for a member of the House to get nominated.”

Listen to Nick Eicher and Kent Covington discuss Paul Ryan’s presidential prospects on The World and Everything in It: 

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