President Barack Obama addresses supporters after winning re-election

CHICAGO - President Obama celebrated his re-election early Wednesday morning with a call for unity.

"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation," he told supporters at his campaign headquarters in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and millions watching on television. 

"The best is yet to come," he added, after walking on stage with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha to tumultuous cheers.