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Paul Ryan

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., waves as he comes off the stage with his wife Janna, left, daughter Liza, second from left, and sons Sam and Charlie, right, during a campaign event, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Ryan wins re-election

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan earned a concession prize on Nov. 7 after he lost the national race as presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running-mate, but reclaimed his congressional seat in Wisconsin after defeating Rob Zerban (D).