MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate after Reince Priebus's elevation to chair of the Republican National Committee.

"Congratulations to Reince Priebus. I will miss our spirited - and civil - debates on the direction of our state and our nation. While we don't agree politically, I am grateful for his generous spirit during the hard-fought campaign season behind us - and in the hard-fought campaigns yet to come. And while of course we don't wish him luck, we do wish the first national party chairman from Wisconsin well in his new endeavor."