UP: Jim Doyle. Wisconsin's governor, riding a national wave, becomes the first Democrat in 32 years to stay in the executive residence for more than one term. And Doyle's position is strengthened as Dems take control of the state Senate and narrow their disadvantage in the Assembly. Doyle, in victory, issues a call for political partisans to 'work together.' A salesman is got to dream.
DOWN: Kathleen Falk. The Dane County executive elbowed out a progressive Democratic attorney general only to lose to a truth-challenged Republican with initials for a first name. This occurred amid a Democratic tsunami so overwhelming it even swept into office a Dem state treasurer who hardly bothered to campaign against a GOP incumbent backed by The Cap Times. The new soundtrack for Falk's political ambitions? A long, mournful rendition of 'Taps.'