House Speaker Paul Ryan visits campaign headquarters of U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo

Ryan makes no mention of Trump during 2 campaign stops

By Carlos Suarez - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - House Speaker Paul Ryan was in South Florida Wednesday, visiting the campaign headquarters of U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who is running hard for another term.

Ryan made no mention of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the two campaign stops for the Republican congressman.

Trump's on-going feud with Ryan overshadowed a meeting with volunteers at his campaign office, much to the dismay of the Curbelo camp.

Curbelo and the House speaker met with more than a dozen volunteers at a campaign office Wednesday afternoon. 

The closest Ryan came to mentioning the presidential race was when he told volunteers to focus on "the issues" when talking to voters, versus what's playing out on TV and on the internet.

The two also toured an elementary school along with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

The men touched on immigration, English in the classroom and education.

Ryan did not answer questions from the media at either event.

Meanwhile, Curbelo has distanced himself from Trump, but couldn't bring himself to say that he would not vote for the Republican presidential nominee.

"My position on the presidential campaign has been consistent for a very long time, and it's not changing today," Curbelo said.

The congressman later added that he will vote third party or write in a name on the ballot when he votes next month in the election.

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