Scott Walker re-elected governor of Wisconsin

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

By Luke Brinker
November 5, 2014 8:40AM (UTC)
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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.


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