Evers calls Walker 'gracious,' prepares for transition into role as Wisconsin's next governor

Posted: 4:55 PM, Nov 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-07 22:55:37Z

(WISC) -- Gov.-elect Tony Evers called Gov. Scott Walker "gracious" in helping aid in the transition between offices. 

Evers visited the Boys & Girls Club in Madison on Wednesday, less than 12 hours after being declared the winner in a narrow victory against incumbent Walker.

In a news release sent Wednesday, Walker said he called Evers to concede. Evers said he has also spoken to state Sen. Sen Scott Fitzgerald and Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. 

Evers appeared with running mate and Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes, and Shelia Stubbs, the representative-elect from the 77th Assembly District, according to a news release.

The election is considered the tightest race for governor in more than 50 years, according to The Associated Press.