Walker: Voting day a relief
The Associated Press & WTMJ News Team
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MADISON- Governor Scott Walker says voting day in the recall election almost comes as a relief.
After Walker cast his ballot this morning in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa, the Republican governor said he thinks most people are happy to have the election over and "want to have their TVs back" following weeks of political ads.
Walker then hit the road for one more campaign swing to Green Bay and Wausau. Regardless of what happens tonight the governor says he will be back at work on Wednesday. TODAY'S TMJ4 reports he did sound little tired and hoarse from his final push to win over voters.
His challenger -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett -- voted at the city's French Immersion school. He's applauding voters for turning out in force and for being prepared to wait a while to cast their ballots. The Democrat says voters are engaged and he considers the long lines "a very encouraging sign."
Turnout is key. Polls indicate there are few undecided voters.
Governor Walker says turnout will be key to victory and he's expecting a big turnout at the Waukesha County Expo Center. 200 members of the media are there for this historic recall election. Thousands of Walker supporters are expected there Tuesday night for a victory celebration.