Paul Ryan to make 1st NH trip since 2012 campaign

Updated at: 09/20/2013 2:06 PM

(AP) BOSTON - Rep. Paul Ryan, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, is headed to New Hampshire.

The Wisconsin congressman is set to visit the state in October to help former House colleague, Frank Guinta (GIHN’-tah). Guinta was defeated last fall, but is expected to launch a new campaign in the coming weeks.

Ryan confirmed the trip on Friday. The visit marks his first to New Hampshire since he campaigned across the state for Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful presidential bid last fall.

Ryan says he’s looking forward to the visit and notes that the people of New Hampshire were hospitable to his family last year.

New Hampshire traditionally hosts the nation’s first presidential primary, and Ryan is thought to be weighing a presidential bid of his own.

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