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The Latest: Ryan will seek re-election as speaker

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Power outage in Mosinee. Power outage in Mosinee.
MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) -

The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Paul Ryan campaign events (all times local):

  12:40 p.m.

Speaker Paul Ryan says he is going to seek re-election to the top job if Republicans maintain control of the House as expected.

Ryan was asked following a campaign stop Friday with Sen. Ron Johnson about a report in The Hill newspaper that he was no longer interested in being speaker.

Ryan says, "Nope. Not true. Don't believe everything you read. I am interested in staying on as speaker."

Ryan says he wants to keep his job to push the GOP agenda he's been highlighting heading into Tuesday's election.

He also denies there are any divisions among Republicans. He voted for Donald Trump but had told Republicans he wouldn't actually work to help the GOP nominee win.

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   10:50 a.m.

The power has gone out inside a central Wisconsin manufacturing facility 45 minutes before House Speaker Paul Ryan was to campaign with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

Ryan and Johnson were to hold a rally Friday on the floor of Crystal Finishing Systems in Mosinee, about 130 miles north of Madison. About 45 minutes before the rally was to start, as the campaign was playing music over a loudspeaker system, the lights flickered but remained on. About five minutes later the large manufacturing floor went completely dark.

Johnson's campaign bus is parked inside the facility to be used as a backdrop for the event. This was to be the first stop Ryan was making on the bus tour that goes up to Election Day.

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