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“I may have reformed myself out of a job” – Governor Walker talks election loss

MADISON (WKOW) — Governor Scott Walker said one reason why he might have lost the midterm election to Democrat Tony Evers is voter turnout exceeding expectations.

Walker spoke on a variety of issues when talking with the media for the first time since his loss, saying his defeat could be due to his reforms and accomplishments over the last eight years.

“I may have reformed myself out of a job,” said Walker.

Act 10, which eliminated collective bargaining rights for a majority of public workers, is likely a major factor, along with other conservative priorities.

As for what’s next for Walker, he’s not exactly sure but he said he’s not interested in going to Washington. Walker did mention he’s not willing to allow Gov.-elect Tony Evers to take the state backward.

“We’re not going to retreat.. the state of Wisconsin is not going to go backwards.”


The governor said he’s on board with Republican leaders debating on changing the date of the primary election for state Supreme Court in 2020. The move could cost taxpayers millions as Republicans are trying to hold conservatives on the court.

With a presidential election in 2020 as well, GOP leaders want to try and push the Supreme Court election to another date, in hopes voters would vote back to back. Senate Minority leader Jennifer Shilling called the move ridiculous.

“It’s another corrupt attempt by Republican politicians to rig elections in their favor at taxpayer expense,” said Shilling.


Walker called on both sides of the aisle to come together to pass the $100 million tax incentive package for Kimberly Clark, located in the Fox Valley. Right now, the legislation’s fate is up in the air. Democrats and some Republicans don’t support it.

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Emilee Fannon

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