Baldwin wins re-election to U.S. House
MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Madison has won re-election to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Baldwin on Tuesday defeated Republican Chad Lee of Mount Horeb in southern Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes the city of Whitewater in Walworth County.
With 49 percent of precincts reporting, Baldwin had 58 percent of the vote compared to Lee’s 42 percent.
Baldwin is a liberal who ran for re-election as an effective representative for the district. The 48-year-old has been a champion of health care reform, stem cell research and gay rights but has opposed President Barack Obama’s expansion of the war in Afghanistan.
Lee is a 27-year-old political novice who stressed his business background as the owner of a cleaning company.
Unofficial results from the Walworth County Clerk's office are HERE.
Results are only from the parts of districts within Walworth County. Many state senate and assembly districts also include areas outside of Walworth County, so results aren't complete until all counties have reported their vote totals.
Follow coverage of the election in Walworth and Rock counties in our special online section HERE.
Twitter users are posting using the hashtags #wivote and #wipolitics HERE.
Read the full story in the Walworth County Gazette, online in the Gazette e-edition HERE, or check WalworthCountyToday.com after 4 p.m. for the latest details.