Raw Video: Walker Victory Speech
Click video link at left to watch Scott Walker's victory speech.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Conservative Republican Scott Walker rode his promise to both cut taxes and government spending in a win Tuesday over Democrat Tom Barrett to become Wisconsin's first Republican governor in eight years.
With 69 percent of precincts reporting, Walker won 52 percent to 47 percent, based on unofficial results.
"It wasn't about me but it was really about all of us who wanted to take our state government back," Walker said in an interview with The Associated Press shortly after his victory. "Clearly we're going to send a message that Wisconsin is open for business again."
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