Ryan to spend time with family, reflect on election
JANESVILLE Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is spending time with his family in Janesville after two months in which he's had precious little time to do that, according to a spokesman.
The city of Janesville removed the barricades on the streets leading to the Ryan house Thursday. The barriers went up soon after Ryan was named Mitt Romney's running mate on Aug. 11.
Secret Service members were seen driving away shortly after noon Thursday.
Ryan won an eighth term in the House of Representatives in Tuesday's election and remains a leader in his party.
"Ryan is spending a couple days with family to reflect on Tuesday night and the past few months," spokesman Kevin Seifert said in an email.
Seifert said Ryan would not be available for interviews this week, but he delivered a statement from Ryan:
"I am immensely proud of the campaign we ran, and I remain grateful to Gov. Romney for the honor of being his running mate. I look forward to spending some time with my family in the coming days and then continuing my responsibilities as chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District."