MADISON (WKOW) -- Both the candidates for U.S. Senate cast their ballots in Madison this morning.
Republican Tommy Thompson is hoping to beat Democrat Tammy Baldwin to take the U.S. Senate seat from the Democrats, who have held it since 1957.
The former governor has never lost a statewide election, but he's on the ballot for the first time since 1998.
After voting in Madison on Tuesday, Thompson said he is confident in his chances now that the election is in the voters hands.
He said his hope now is for Wisconsin legislators to come together to bridge the partisan differences and work together at both the state and federal levels.
"Now is the time to forget about the bitterness and go on and pick up the pieces, solve the problems for America and move forward," Thompson said. "And lets build this country the old fashioned way, with hard work, and with honesty and integrity, and high ethics."
Thompson will join other Republican Tuesday night in Pewaukee for an election night party at the Milwaukee Marriott West. The doors open at 8 p.m.
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