Nightly News | November 08, 2012
>>> finally tonight, for millions of americans, the folks who live in those battleground states , it is as though a huge burden has been lifted now that the election is over. suddenly what seemed like a never-ending assault of campaign ads and calls on tv has stopped, making some like those nbc's john yang in ohio feel like they have gotten their lives back.
>> reporter: in dublin, ohio , it is the dawn of a new day for this couple. no more campaign ads , robo-calling or mail-ins.
>> it is almost like a weight is moved off your shoulders.
>> reporter: ohio has been buried under more than 40,000 ads since october one, almost 1400 a day. watching them back-to-back would have taken nearly two weeks. then there were the campaign stops. president obama and mitt romney both visited ohio four of the last six days of the race.
>> cleveland really does rock, you know that?
>> reporter: and the phone calls , e-mails and door knocks. almost three quarters of the people in ohio say they had heard from a campaign. we first visited the family who both voted for governor romney in late october.
>> well, the ads were on continuously from 5:00 in the morning until we go to bed at night.
>> reporter: their ordeal became fodder for late-night comedians. on election night , this comedian tweeted let's chip in and send ohio to a well-deserved vacation to hawaii.
>> it actually reminds me after the super bowl , the day after the big game , where people are just ready for a long nap.
>> reporter: while not all the battle lines are down yet, people are slowly emerging from the trenches, hoping for a little peace and quiet. she hopes not to get dragged into the debate.
>> show me the fun things you're doing. i want to see your dog.
>> reporter: how long will it last?
>> political insiders are already laying odds to the campaign of 2016 .
>> reporter: the mckittricks couldn't believe her ears.
>> oh no, let's just have a breather.
>> reporter: as the family, like a lot of people in ohio , want time to recover from battleground fatigue. john yang , columbus, ohio .