- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan will be far from his home state of Wisconsin when Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaigns there a week before the election.

Trump and running mate Mike Pence were to hold a rally the western Wisconsin city of Eau Claire on Tuesday night. But Ryan instead will be campaigning for House Republicans in Indiana, Michigan and New York on Tuesday.

Ryan has publicly distanced himself from Trump, saying earlier this month that he would no longer defend or campaign with the GOP nominee after audio surfaced of him making crude remarks about women.

Ryan plans to return to Wisconsin to join a Republican bus tour on Friday to bolster candidates in the state, including incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.

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