On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak joined the show to talk about current events in politics.

Mackowiak and Hasty discussed the race within the Republican party to replace Speaker of the House John Boehner, standings among Republican presidential candidates, and the upcoming Democratic candidates debate.

Talking about the possibility that Representative Paul Ryan will accept calls to compete for Speaker, Mackowiak said he thinks there's a big push for it to happen.

"I think there is a full-court press to get Paul Ryan do this," said Mackowiak.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video box above.

Matt Mackowiak is a co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas.

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