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UPDATE: Paul Ryan re-elected to Congress

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Despite a loss in the presidential race, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will still hold his seat in Congress.

The Janesville native and vice presidential candidate defeated Democrat Rob Zerban and Libertarian Keith Deschler. Ryan has held that seat since 1998.

For Republican supporters in Janesville, the Romney loss was an unfortunate one. A chance to make history with a vice president from Wisconsin will not be realized. Supporters are holding their heads high, knowing he will still represent them in District 1, but they're disappointed.

"It gets down to faith, family, freedoms and future, and we were hoping for better things for our children and grandchildren," says Shirley Kohls, from Reeseville, WI.

The Paul Ryan for Congress campaign says Ryan will still fight for the change he promised during the presidential campaign.

"He's got a track record of being a successful reformer, he's introduced good budgets and solutions to major economic challenges of the day," says campaign manager Kevin Seifert.

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has been elected to the U.S. House in District 1 again.

The Janesville native and vice presidential candidate defeated Democrat Rob Zerban and Libertarian Keith Deschler. Ryan has held that seat since 1998.

The presidential election still has not been called. If Republican Mitt Romney wins, Ryan would resign from Congress and there would be a special election to fill his seat.

Ryan is also the chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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