Paul Ryan buys television ad time for congressional race

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If Republicans fall short in the presidential race but Ryan prevails in his House contest, he would win his eighth term. Ryan faces Democratic challenger Rob Zerban in the 1st District race.

The commercials will be paid for from Ryan's congressional campaign committee, rather than the Romney presidential campaign. As of July 25, Ryan had more than $5.4 million in the bank for his congressional race, according to a Federal Election Committee filing.