Scott Walker re-elected governor of Wisconsin

The Republican wins another four years as governor of the Badger State

Published November 5, 2014 3:40AM (EST)

Scott Walker                                        (AP/Kamil Krzaczynski)
Scott Walker (AP/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Scott Walker, the Tea Party Republican whose signature anti-union law inspired a failed recall effort in 2012 and who was a top Democratic target this year, has defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke, according to the Associated Press.

Walker, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, was at substantial risk of losing his seat this year, with polls showing a tight race between the incumbent and Burke. But for the third time in four years, Walker has prevailed, and with his victory, speculation surrounding a national bid for office is sure to increase.

By Luke Brinker

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