September 16, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) - For the past two years, Wisconsin seemed to be the state where elections never ended.
Following the state's tumultuous 2010 election season came multiple recall elections targeting the governor, his lieutenant governor and several state senators.
There was a surprisingly heated state Supreme Court race, recounts in some elections, then the primaries ahead of Tuesday's presidential and congressional elections.
All those races resulted in a seemingly endless stream of political ads, robocalls and glossy political mail from candidates begging for votes or money.
Now, Wisconsin residents are finally getting a break.
Voters say they'll start answering their phones again. Local advertisers have back premium television spots that had been dominated by campaign ads.
And campaign volunteers who devoted much of their week to various causes suddenly have free time.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.