House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidants that he wont run for re-election in November, Axios reports.
Ryan was expected to soon announce the decision, as Politico reports hell tell his fellow GOP lawmakers during a Wednesday morning meeting.
The 48-year-old Wisconsin Republican has privately wavered for months over whether to continue as House Speaker, and was said in December to be considering stepping down following the upcoming midterms.
Ryan Mitt Romneys vice presidential candidate in 2012, and a representative since 1999 hasnt ruled out running for president in the future.
If Ryan steps aside, Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise could be in line to fill his role, according to Axios.