Republicans took over the Wisconsin Senate after a recall election in yet another sign of gloomy times for the Democratic party and high bipartisan tension.
Republican senators Rob Cowles, Alberta Darling, Sheila Harsdorf and Luther Olsen all held on to their seats, which means the party held on to majority control in the state.
The results come after much aggressive campaigning.
"I think it's a huge victory for us," director of the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate John Hogan told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Still, Democrats remained optimistic after winning two seats.
"We went on their turf and we won on Republican turf," Mike Tate, chairman of the state Democratic Party, said, according to the MJS.
Democrats Jennifer Shilling and Jessica King beat Republican incumbents Dan Kapanke and Randy Hopper, respectively.
"I look forward to going to Madison to stand up for the working families, seniors and students of Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Blackwolf, Waupun and all across the 18th district," King said in a statement. "Their voices will be once again heard."
Shilling was more concise.
"Victory, WI!" she Tweeted after the results were announced.
The results of the recall election are yet another sign of looming times for the Democratic Party. Republican GOP presidential hopefuls are laying the blame for high unemployment and the stock market plunge earlier this week on Obama's administration and policies. A recent Gallup poll shows President Obama's approval rate regarding the job situation at less than 50 percent.
Times are tough, and the election games have just begun.