Listen: Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker And Senator Wisconsin discussed on The Frame
"To get the first results in a key governor's race in Wisconsin. Wisconsin was a battleground state in the two thousand sixteen election, helping deliver the presidency Donald Trump. It is a battleground this year as well with close raises for governor and Senator Wisconsin's pretty purple state, but in recent years Republicans have amassed quite a bit of power in the final moments here. Governor Scott Walker tells us that this is the tightest race of his life that governor Scott Walker's become a national conservative figure during his two terms. The legislature Republicans control both chambers of that for some time. We're just minutes away from the second. Biggest round of poll closings tonight election name, Wisconsin this year. Democrats got a foothold back. Mitch Smith covers the midwest for the times Democrats want all the big statewide races. They didn't just win the US Senate race in Wisconsin. They reclaim some power state stuff. Secretary of state state treasurer attorney general at the most closely watched state level race in Wisconsin was the governor's race. Scott Walker was seeking a third term. He was facing. Tony the state school superintendent, the democrat who is much less quantity. But do have a major projection here seen in projects that the winner in that horrifying, Wisconsin race is the democrat mystery he won by about thirty thousand votes. Wisconsin's closest governor's race in half a century Scott Walker conceded one question is whether the Democrats are coming back. In wisconsin. This was going to be a turning point. Maybe he's gonna change how politics in Wisconsin were played out. It was going to be a check on the Republican power in recent years and Democrats were pretty excited, but then transition of power at the capitol already hitting bumps in the road within it. Day or two you started seeing in the local press were that Republicans may be considering different measures to curb the new governor's power after Republican assembly speaker, Robin boss said he would be interested in limiting the incoming governors power. So we keep hearing these rumors they kinda circulate for days, and they get flushed out in the local press. But we're not really sure what the Republicans have plant, and then then comes Friday and what happens on Friday. I see on my phone that the Republicans have introduced several bills and are gonna meet at the capital less than seventy two hours later for committee hearing, and I was in Wisconsin on different stories. I remember I saw it on my phone like, oh, this nee. This may be a story too. These aren't."