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Sen. Feingold Concedes, Hints At 'Next Adventure'

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Sen. Feingold Concedes, Hints At 'Next Adventure'

Sen. Feingold Concedes, Hints At 'Next Adventure'

Sen. Feingold Concedes, Hints At 'Next Adventure'

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Three-term incumbent Russ Feingold was counting on his reputation as an independent to protect him from the Republican tidal wave sweeping the 2010 elections. But in the end, he got swamped by a political newcomer.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

This battle was decided by a tough economy. And if there was any doubt, voters made it clear on Tuesday. Illinois voter Thalan Doherty(ph) has one question.

Ms. THALAN DOHERTY: So what are they going to do to ensure that we stay employed? That's what's most important to me.

MONTAGNE: Wisconsin voter Deedee Wytell(ph), who also lives in Wisconsin, hopes the new Republican lawmakers will be more responsible with taxpayer dollars.

Ms. DEEDEE WYTELL: I am shocked that America has lost the belief that we need to balance our checkbook, like the American taxpayers do.

MONTAGNE: Some comments from voters in Wisconsin. And you're listening to all the results this morning on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News.

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