MADISON (WKOW) — Tammy Baldwin has won the race for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.
The Democrat will keep the seat she’s held since 2013, after a decisive victory over challenger State Sen. Leah Vukmir.
Sen. Baldwin spoke to her supporters at Monona Terrace in Madison just about an hour after polls closed, after the race was called quickly.
Baldwin thanked her supporters, and her opponent, for fighting for what they believe in.
“In Wisconsin we believe that we’re all in this together,” she said as the crowd cheered. “And that’s what this campaign has been about for us. It wasn’t simply a political fight. It was a fight about doing what’s right.”
Still, Baldwin said the work is not done. She urged everyone to stay engaged and bring both sides of the aisle together.
“Our democracy demands more than trying simply to beat the other side,” she said. “We are better as a country than where we find ourselves today. We all know it. So let tonight be a calling for all of us. Let’s commit ourselves to something that’s larger than our own political interests and something that’s bigger than ourselves. Let us tonight start working together to advance a common good.”
Sen. Baldwin’s speech came as ABC projected Republicans would retain control of the Senate, so she’ll be tasked with carrying out that call for unity across the political aisle.
Baldwin, 56, is from Madison.