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Election night turns somber for Dane County GOP as Obama, Baldwin and Pocan win

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, more than 100 Republican supporters filed into a conference room at the DoubleTree hotel on West Johnson Street. Signs and balloons covered the walls, and the mood was festive. "Everyone's feeling very energized," said Stephanie Kundert, campaign manager for Chad Lee. "A bit on edge as well." >More
 Wisconsin Democrats celebrate Tammy Baldwin's election to the U.S. Senate

Given the run of defeats suffered by the Wisconsin Democratic Party since 2010, the mood at Monona Terrace even early on Tuesday night was downright giddy. As Mike Tate, chair of the party, said just about an hour after polls closed at 8 p.m., "It's been a long couple of years here in Wisconsin. But tonight begins our redemption." >More
 Live blog: Obama claims Wisconsin, is reelected; Baldwin defeats Thompson for U.S. Senate

Along with Ohio, Wisconsin was one of the states that put Obama over the 270 threshold in the Electoral College. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel showed the president winning counties throughout southern Wisconsin, along with Milwaukee, Kenosha, Door and seven counties in northern Wisconsin. Tammy Baldwin was also a solid winner in Dane County in her bid for the U.S. Senate. Unofficial results had her with over 68% of the local vote to former Gov. Tommy Thompson's 30%. Statewide, Baldwin was winning about 51% of the vote to Thompson's 47%. >More
 Army of election observers find few problems in Madison, but Milwaukee and Racine not so lucky

Kurt Reinhold was expecting the worst. An election observer with President Obama's Protect-the-Vote campaign, Reinhold was sitting at the UW-Madison's Gordon Commons on Dayton Street, on the lookout for any efforts to disenfranchise student voters. But as of noon, the most peculiar thing Reinhold witnessed was of the cuddly variety. >More
 Union Cab driver enthusiastically takes voters to the polls

Catherine Schachter takes mobilizing voters to a literal level. As we pull into the parking lot of Union Cab Cooperative headquarters on Pennsylvania Ave. around 6:45 a.m., she informs me this is normally her day off, but she wanted to work extra hours for the special occasion. Schachter is here to be a part of Democracy In Motion. >More
 Weary Madison voters relieved latest round of elections is over

Deborah Kief seemed relieved after casting her ballot at the Madison Senior Center in downtown Madison Tuesday. "I'm tired of it. It's been just too, too, too long," says Kief, 60, of the seemingly endless election season that effectively began in Wisconsin with the recall elections for nine state senators during the summer of 2011. >More
 Green Party candidates measure success not in victories, but in awareness

For Democratic and Republican politicians, success is usually determined by winning the race. But for the Green Party, success wasn't really measured by the 0.12% of the national vote that its 2008 presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, squeezed out. >More
 First-time voters at UW-Madison turn to news outlets, Twitter, parents for election info, avoid commercials

Dodging the first snowflakes of the season, many first-time voters turned out at Gordon Commons on the UW-Madison campus Tuesday to cast their ballots. The question of how they came to such an important decision for the first time yielded a variety of answers and, surprisingly, not one of them included campaign ads as a means of persuasion. >More
 Views from the Obama rally in downtown Madison, co-starring Bruce Springsteen (slideshow)

President Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen and a cast of Wisconsin Democrats rallied in the heart of downtown Madison Monday morning, the day before the 2012 election. >More
 Obama's end-of-campaign rally in Madison focuses on getting out the vote, combating cynicism

The draw to today's day-before-the-election Obama rally in downtown Madison was twofold: the President and Bruce Springsteen. The story was of a long and tiring election season, with one more day to go. >More
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