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Wis. Democrats Score Wins after 2 Years of Losses

Posted at: 11/07/2012 10:31 AM
By: SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - After a string of heart-wrenching defeats over the past two years, Wisconsin Democrats were on a losing streak that appeared to have no end.

But now they're feeling jubilant following President Barack Obama's re-election victory and Tammy Baldwin's election to the U.S. Senate.

Their victories Tuesday left Republicans downtrodden and searching for answers.

Mitt Romney's campaign co-chairwoman, state Sen. Alberta Darling, says Republicans were "all quite stunned at the results."

Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate says the state was never as Democratic as it appeared following Obama's big win in 2008, nor as Republican as it seemed after Gov. Scott Walker ushered in a Republican sweep in 2010.

He says Tuesday's results show how narrowly divided the state is.

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