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Paul Ryan Video Calls For Candidates To Run On Principles, Not Personality

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

House Speaker [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore] released a video Wednesday calling for Republicans to run on principles, not personalities.

“I have not seen the kind of bitterness in our [politics] like we have today. I got to say it’s both sides, I’d love to say it’s just Democrats, but it’s not it’s both,” Ryan says in the video. “It doesn’t have to be that way. America can do better.”

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Ryan has yet to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

“Leaders need to say, ‘Here’s my principle, here’s my solution and let’s try and do it in a way that is inclusive, that’s optimistic, that’s aspirational, that’s focusing on solutions,'” the House speaker says. “Republicans lose personality contests anyway. We always do. But we win ideas contests. We owe you that choice,” the House speaker added.