The PJ Tatler

Walker Slams Dem Challenge with Definitive Win

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) hung on today — and then some — in the face of a challenge from Democrat Mary Burke.

Walker had 57 percent of the vote and Burke had 43 percent with 47 percent of precincts reporting.

The race between the two narrowed later in the summer, with the race branded a “toss-up” and polls too close to call.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, though, declared that Walker made up ground with a good week heading into Election Day.

Unions and the Democratic Party machine pulled out all the stops to defeat Walker.

President Obama campaigned for Burke a week ago, not mentioning Walker by name at a rally.

“You have a chance to choose a governor who doesn’t put political ideology first, who’s not thinking partisan first. She’s going to put you first,” Obama said.

Walker told supporters Monday that his race was the Democrats’ “Waterloo.”

“They’re afraid that tomorrow we might send a message, not only here in the Badger State, we might send a message to the country, to people at the local level, the state level, maybe even the federal level,” he said. “If you stand up and think more about that next generation than you do about the next election, the voters will stand with you.”