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Barring recounts in some close elections, 25 members of the Wisconsin State Assembly will be freshmen next year.  And 29 representatives will be serving in just their second session.  Altogether it means that when the legislature convenes next year, 54 members of the 99 member State Assembly will have only ever served under Governor Walker's administration.

Eighty-seven percent of registered voters in Wisconsin's largest city cast ballots on Tuesday, and Democrat Tammy Baldwin got 77-percent of those voters in her win over Republican Tommy Thompson. Progressive Milwaukee labor and religious groups held a rally last night to chart what they hope is congress's course over the few months. Baldwin told the crowd that she'll fight for programs like Medicare and Social Security.

Senate Mining Committee Vice-Chairman Bob Jauch says they’re not waiting for the change of power.   They’re going to craft a new mining bill.

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State Senate Majority Leader-elect Scott Fitzgerald discusses his party’s agenda in the upcoming legislative session after the Republicans regained full control of the statehouse in Tuesday’s elections.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee provides his analysis on the results of the presidential and U.S. Senate elections in Wisconsin.

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State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca outlines the Democrats’ goals for the upcoming legislative session.

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Reporter Adam Schrager recaps Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin’s election night victory over former Governor Tommy Thompson.

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Reporter Zac Schultz gets reaction to former Governor Tommy Thompson’s defeat in the Wisconsin open-seat U.S. Senate election.

WPR: The Joy Cardin Show

"The Progressive" magazine publisher Matt Rothschild and Republican activist Kevin Hermening discuss the fallout from this week's national and state elections in the Week in Review.

Janesville may be proud of its native son Paul Ryan, but that appreciation didn’t fully extend to the ballot box on Tuesday.

WPR: At Issue with Ben Merens

Ben Merens talks with political scientist David Canon about the results from the Senate and House races across the country.

Ryan has been a congressman in the First District since 1998. He campaigned in Wisconsin plenty of times, after being named Mitt Romney's running mate. Monday night around 11, at a rally at the Milwaukee airport, the Janesville Republican even suggested the GOP ticket had a chance to defeat the Democrats. 

The chant, "Mandy!  Mandy!" went up at Wausau's Labor Temple for the 85th Assembly District winner: sixth-grade teacher Mandy Wright, the unlikely candidate who beat Republican Pat Snyder, a conservative radio firebrand with thousands of listeners. Wright's soft voice was almost drowned out as she told the loud, boisterous crowd, "This is what democracy looks like."

WPR: The Kathleen Dunn Show

Dante Chinni on election results, analyzed by community type.

A new report says that almost half of Americans under the age of 30 voted in this week's election. In Wisconsin, most of them voted for President Obama.

The Government Accountability Board estimates statewide voter turnout for this election to be around 70%.  County clerks are reporting even greater numbers in some parts of the state, with some counties having totals nearing 90%.

WPR: At Issue with Ben Merens

Ben Merens talks with political scientist Peverill Squire about last night's historical presidential election.

Wisconsin was one of many battleground states that ultimately sent its electoral votes to President Barack Obama last night.  And Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin helped Democrats maintain their edge in the U-S Senate, in the process becoming Wisconsin's first woman Senator and the first openly gay Senator in U-S history. 

WPR: The Joy Cardin Show

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Oshkosh), Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, attorney Christine Bremer-Muggli, columnist Christian Schneider, long-time columnist Eugene Kane, and former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow react to Tuesday's election results.

Republicans have regained control of the Wisconsin State Senate, putting them back at full power in the State Capitol.