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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, center, newly announced running mate of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, greets the crowd while campaigning Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, center, newly announced running mate of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, greets the crowd while campaigning Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Va. (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).