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Scott Walker: Voters Saw Wisconsin Was 'Better Than Four Years Ago'

By    |   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 10:31 AM

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker told "Fox & Friends" that, despite a concerted attempt by unions to unseat him, he won re-election last week because voters knew the state was "headed in the right direction."

Walker beat Democrat challenger Mary Burke on Nov. 4 with 52.3 percent of the vote.  Leading up to the election, polls showed Walker and Burke in a neck-and-neck race.

"I think, in the end, (pollsters) didn't realize that voters knew the state was headed in the right direction. And, once they went to the poll, they voted that way," Walker said Tuesday.

Walker said Democrats poured in "a lot more money than anybody ever expected from the unions," and sent "big government union bosses," as well as former President Bill Clinton, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and "three of their national leaders" to campaign for Burke.

"It was those big-government unions that played much bigger than we expected. They made me their number one target," he said.

"We came out hard to younger voters, millennials . . . and said, 'We want the new, exciting, build-the-economy-from-the-ground-up approach.' I think that resonated very well.

"With Independents, I think, in the end, they could see in their own lives, in their own households, in their own workplaces, that life was better than it was four years ago," he said.

Walker also credited New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, president of the Republican Governors Association, with helping him win, adding "the RGA played strong in my race."

Walker, who has indicated an interest in running for president in 2016, said former Secretary of State and presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was "the biggest loser a week ago," because she embodied "that old, tired, top-down approach from the government."

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