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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, followed by his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walk off Romney's plane in Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Ryan arrived moments earlier on his own plane and met Romney on board. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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).