Republican incumbent Scott Walker has defeated Democrat Mary Burke in the race for governor. There were plenty of celebrations going on in West Allis, as several outlets, including the Associated Press, declared Governor Walker the winner of the race.
A massive uproar filled the room at State Fair Park, as Walker scored his third election victory in four years to win a second term in office.
Following news of his re-election, Governor Walker released the following statement:
Wisconsin is back on the right track, and we are better off than we were four years ago, but we are not done yet. In a second term, we will move forward with policies aimed at helping people keep more of their paychecks through continued property and income tax relief, helping people learn more to earn more through worker training, and helping move people from government dependence to true independence through work.
Our number one goal over this next term is to ensure that everyone who wants a job, can find a job. I thank you, the voters of Wisconsin, for the honor of allowing me to serve as your governor for another four years.
AUDIO: Gov. Scott Walker’s victory speech in West Allis (11:09)