GOP's Ryan to Air TV Ads -- for House Seat

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2012 --- 1:13 p.m.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan plans to begin airing ads in Wisconsin on Wednesday as he asks voters to elect him to an eighth House term he hopes to never serve.

Contracts formalized Tuesday with at least one Milwaukee television station show that Ryan's congressional ads will start airing Wednesday morning and go initially for two weeks. Ryan's congressional campaign manager confirmed that ads defending the seat will run but said additional details would come later.

Wisconsin law allows Ryan to seek both offices simultaneously but only serve in one if he wins the pair. His Democratic opponent in the state's 1st District is Rob Zerban, a former county official.

The Ryan congressional ads start in the same week as presidential ticket mate Mitt Romney's commercials start in Wisconsin.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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