WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney as well as a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
“This happened because of you. Thank you” he tweeted to supporters” as he secured four more years in the White House.
“We’ve got more work to do,” Obama declared, addressing a cheering crowd at his victory rally in Chicago early Wednesday morning. Obama spoke to supporters at his campaign headquarters shortly after Romney called the president to concede. Obama congratulated his opponent on a “hard-fought campaign.”