MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin was considered a battleground state in “Election 2012″ and both political parties hosted Election Night watch parties Tuesday night, as results rolled in. Republicans held their watch party in Pewaukee and Democrats hosed their watch party in downtown Milwaukee at the Hyatt.
At the Democratic watch party the crowd erupted into cheers when the race was called. Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, FOX News called Wisconsin for President Barack Obama. Later, President Barack Obama became the projected winner of the presidential election.
As Wisconsin went blue, an air of disappointment descended over the crowd at the Thompson event/Republican Party watch party Tuesday night.
Several Republican Party leaders were on hand Tuesday night, including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen — to name a few. Additionally 700 supporters reportedly RSVP’d to the watch party.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett reacted to the results. "I don't think the reforms and job growth is as aggressive as it would be if Mitt Romney was the president. But either way, we'll find a way to be fighters and move Wisconsin forward, and find a way to move on," Governor Scott Walker said.
"We all know what we think, we know it's a good night, we all know it's a great night for the United States of America," Mayor Tom Barrett said.
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