I am immensely proud of the campaign we ran, and I remain grateful to Governor Romney for the honour of being his running mate.
I look forward to spending some time with my family in the coming days and then continuing my responsibilities as chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of Wisconsin's First Congressional District.
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