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Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., his wife Janna and their son Charlie wave to supporters after Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney conceded the race at his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Ryan wins re-election

November 7, 2012

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).