‘Thank you for the opportunity:’ Ryan gives final state GOP convention speech in office

MILWAUKEE — Looking back on more than 19 years in public office, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Saturday that he did not think he would end his career as third in line to the presidency.

“I’m just a guy from Janesville that really didn’t expect to be doing what I’m doing,” Ryan said, and thanked his supporters in the Wisconsin 1st Congressional District. “They took a risk on a 28-year-old guy to be their congressman, and I’ll never forget the gratitude I feel toward them doing that, giving me their trust.”

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