Verbatim: Scott Walker 2018 Election ‘Tougher’ Than Any Other

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told a group 2018 will be harder than his recall election.
By Allen McDuffee
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The Scott Walker 2018 campaign is facing a tougher challenge than any of the Wisconsin governor’s previous election attempts—and that’s coming Walker himself.

“The wind’s not at our back. It’s not at our side. It is firmly in our face,” the governor said at a Lincoln Day Republican dinner last Saturday. “This election is going to be tougher than any one I have been involved with, including the recall.”

-Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Like many Republicans up for reelection in 2018, Scott Walker is concerned about a so-called “blue wave” coming to Wisconsin in response to the tumultuous beginning of the Donald Trump presidency.

Some analysts are suggesting Walker is still favored compared to other candidates, but in Marquette University’s last survey, 46.79 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin approved of his performance and 46.78 percent disapproved—the two separated by just one-hundredth of a point.

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