Kohl, Moore, Chisholm Celebrate Wins
Seconds after the polls closed, the crowd that had gathered at Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery erupted into cheers for Democrats Gov. Bob Doyle and Sen. Herb Kohl after they were projected to win their races.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, Milwaukee County DA-elect John Chisholm, and Kohl gathered to give not only their acceptance speeches, but to thank their supporters.
Moore's daughter sang the "Star Spangled Banner" and State Rep. Barbara Toles, D-Milwaukee, describe Moore as a woman who takes care of Milwaukee at home and in Washington, D.C.
Moore took the microphone and said that she could not wait to get to work on the issues like raising minimum wage, lowering interest rates on college loans, and stopping outrageous transfers of wealth to the Paris Hilton’s of the world.
"What it may mean is that we are able to force the White House to sit down with us and start talking about some reasonable policy for returning control of Iraq to the Iraqi people," Moore said.
Kohl spoke about how his trademark during his 18 years in office has been working together with others for a common goal.
Kohl described his win as "a victory that recognizes the need for people of all stripes and of all party affiliations to come together, to reach across the partisan divide, to work in an atmosphere of civility, reconciliation and bipartisanship."
Chisholm pledged to work closely with unions and local law enforcements. He said his first major task will be restructuring how the office runs so that it can work more with the community.
"Everyone here knows what those problems are. (The) challenge is how do we solve those problems," Chisholm said. "We can do it one of two ways as I see it. We can all stand alone, or we can work together as a community."
-- By Samantha V. Hernandez