MADISON (WKOW) -- The race for the 2nd Congressional District began as a close one. Democratic Incumbent Tammy Baldwin has won re-election to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She beat Republican newcomer Chad Lee of Mount Horeb.
Business owner Lee tells 27 news he's truly enjoyed the campaign.
Chad Lee says, "I've learned so much. It's been an amazing experience, it's been a humbling experience. People here have made such a huge difference, many of them getting on board for first time in politics."
Tammy Baldwin celebrated her victory the Brink Lounge. She says, "I'm very pleased with our victory, in the midst of a very contentious set of midterm elections, they were obviously very difficult and characterized by a lot of negativity, distortions, etc. so I was pleased our volunteers got the word out, told the truth and the voters responded."
Baldwin has represented Wisconsin in the house since 1999. The 48-year-old has been a proponent of health care reform, stem cell research and gay rights.