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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

 12:05 AM 

Walker: "Wisconsin's best days are yet to come"

Claiming an election night victory, Republican Scott Walker declared “Wisconsin is open for business,” to cheers from the crowd of more than 1,000 gathered for his speech in Pewaukee.

Walker said his first act as governor would be to call a special session of the Legislature to work on a series of tax cuts and job creation measures.

He said the actions during those first days would show Wisconsin is serious about creating 250,000 jobs.

He said with this election families and businesses will know they have an ally in Madison.

“Wisconsin is open for business,” he declared.

Walker said tomorrow he planned to travel to Madison to meet with budget staff in order to begin working on ways to balance the budget. He said he would meet with Republican and Democratic legislators in the following weeks in order to lay the groundwork to advance his agenda.

Walker said the state faces a lot of challenges, but that challenges can present opportunities.

“We're up to the challenge,” Walker declared.

“We the people of Wisconsin are ready to stand up and claim our rightful place in history like we did a generation ago,” Walker said, hearkening back to the days of former Gov. Tommy Thompson.

“Wisconsin's best days are yet to come.”

Walker pledged to represent all of the state, no matter who they voted for.

“I intend to be governor of the entire state of Wisconsin,” he said.

While Walker thanked God, supporters and staff, he especially praised his family.

Walker said the best days of his life were when his sons were born and when he met his wife. He joked that tonight comes pretty close.

Walker said running-mate Rebecca Kleefisch would be a “great ambassador” for Wisconsin.

Walker's wife, Tonette, who introduced him, thanked voters, volunteers, staff and friends and family for their support.

She described her husband as a man of faith, honor and integrity.

Tonette was not the only one to express a little love for the new guv.

“I love you, Scott,” a man in the crowd shouted, as had happened during his primary party. “I love you too, man,” Walker quipped. “He's back from the primary.”

As Walker took and left the stage the crowd sang Happy Birthday. He turned 43 today.

-- By David Wise


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