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Paul Ryan swings for the fences in new ad

updated 9:57 AM EDT, Wed October 15, 2014

Washington (CNN) -- Rep. Paul Ryan wants you to know, he steps "right up to the plate."

That's according to a new video ad that hit YouTube on Tuesday -- no pun intended.

"Notice how my kids hit," Ryan says over a clip of him throwing an underhand pitch to two children who smack the baseball for what is undoubtedly a base hit. "They step right up to the plate. That's what I've tried to do in Congress -- step up to the plate."

But that last line comes with a smiling Ryan knocking one out of the park. He must have since he doesn't make a run towards first.

"When it comes to protecting taxpayers' money, I will always step up to the plate because you deserve a government that respects your hard work," Ryan declares.

The 2012 Republican vice presidential pick didn't snag the No. 2 post, but he easily won reelection that year in the Wisconsin district he's represented since 1998.

But the ad might have a broader audience than voters in his home district. Ryan won't say yet whether he'll make a run for the White House in 2016, but he is widely viewed as a potential contender for his party's nomination.