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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Priebus says Walker should be rewarded, GOP win would make it tougher for Obama in November

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said today Gov. Scott Walker followed through on his promises and should be rewarded for his efforts in Tuesday's election.

“We need more people like Scott Walker around the country. That’s why the RNC is all in with Wisconsin," Priebus, a former state GOP chair, said on a conference call with reporters.

Although polls show a consistently close race between Walker and Barrett, Priebus is confident in a Republican win. He said that this puts more pressure on voter turnout.

“We’ve got an electorate that, earlier than normal, is making up its mind,” he said, adding that means Republicans must “keep their foot on the gas” all the way through Tuesday.

Priebus said a win in Wisconsin would have an impact on the presidential election in November.

“If Walker wins next Tuesday, Obama is going to have a much tougher road in the fall,” Priebus said.

-- By Hannah Shepard

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