Yes, elections have consequences. But there are also consequences for what you do in office once you win it:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Steve Doyle defeated Republican John Lautz for the Wisconsin District 94 Assembly, flipping a seat held by Republicans for 16 years in a race that focused attention on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plan to curtail collective bargaining right for most public employees.

With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Doyle won 54 percent to 46 percent, based on unofficial results in Tuesday's special election. The race flips a GOP Assembly seat for the Democrats, who remain in the minority.

Yup, the GOP lost a seat it had held since 1994, despite outspending the Democrats. And even more encouraging for Wisconsin Dems, the predominately rural District 94 lies within the district of Republican State Sen. Dan Kapanke, who is up for recall. Oh to be a Wisconsin blogger.