Tammy Baldwin elected to the U.S. Senate
Reporter Adam Schrager recaps Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin’s election night victory over former Governor Tommy Thompson.
A packed ballroom waited three and a half hours after the polls closed. But they'd been waiting even longer to welcome the state's first female and the country's first openly gay U.S. senator.
But I didn't run to make history. I ran to make a difference.
Tammy Baldwin says that difference includes a readiness to focus on Wisconsin families.
Ready to fight for our middle class, ready to keep our promises to our seniors, ready to have a level playing field for our workers, ready to make sure that everyone has a fair shot.
Hey, everybody. How are you?
Not even her closest allies gave her a fair shot against Tommy Thompson a year ago. But since then Wisconsin voters have witnessed a near perfect campaign.
She's been completely steady. She's not made any mistakes. She’s made sure she stayed on message and she talked about the things that the people of Wisconsin care about.
Feingold says voters related to words like "fairness" and "equality" that dominated Baldwin’s campaign, because they are the ideals and words of Wisconsin.
The people's voice was heard tonight, Wisconsin. And come January, your voice will be heard in the United States Senate.
For the state Democrats, it was the first celebration in a while, after losses in numerous recent elections.
It's been a rough couple of years. I think the word I use is this could be the beginning of our redemption of putting Wisconsin back together again. For everyone who’s fought so hard in the last two years. Tonight’s a pretty great night.
Wisconsin's newest senator says she's ready to keep fighting, but not for parties as much as people.
Make no mistake. I am a proud Wisconsin progressive. Which means I believe in holding the powerful accountable, I believe in fair play, and I believe that when people are struggling, you don't talk down to them. You help lift them up. And I believe-- and I believe in Wisconsin's workers and a work ethic that I will fight for every day.