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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Strong support from independents and white men helped Republican candidate Scott Walker defeat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to become Wisconsin's next governor.
That is according to an Associated Press analysis of preliminary exit poll results.
Walker also was supported by voters who are worse off financially than they were two years ago and those living in suburbs and rural areas. Tea party supporters also voted for him overwhelmingly.
Walker, the Milwaukee County executive, lost to Barrett in Milwaukee County.
Wisconsin voters mirrored the national sentiment, with three in five saying the economy was the most important issue facing the country and one in five saying health care was most important.
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