- Paul Ryan says he was shocked about not winning last week's election, but he has no regrets about the campaign he and Mitt Romney ran.
The Republican vice presidential candidate gave one of his first interviews Monday since the loss.
President Obama won virtually every critical battleground state, including Ohio.
Ryan says that is the moment they realized things were going south.
Ryan says the outcome was a shock.
"It is true. Yeah, we, we - the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at looked that we stood a pretty good chance of winning.
And so when the numbers came in going the other direction... when we saw that kind of turnout that was occurring in urban areas, which were really fairly unprecedented... it did come as a bit of a shock."
He may have come up short on the vice presidential bid, but Ryan will hold his seat in Congress.
Ryan says the Romneys were wonderful to his family and that he would not change a thing in the campaign.
When asked if he was a changed man, Ryan said the experience didn't necessarily change him, but gave him a new appreciation of what people around the country are going through.
Written By: CNN