[Madison, Wis.] – Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch made remarks this evening from the stage of the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee on the Wisconsin governor’s race. Below are the lieutenant governor’s remarks as prepared:
We are so grateful for the support of those here tonight and everyone across our great state who have supported our candidacy, joining the fight to keep Wisconsin moving forward.
I’m here tonight to tell you that fight is not over.
As many of you have seen, this race is a dead-heat – in fact, it is too close to call. We are used to tough races here in Wisconsin, but this takes the call we all must answer to the next level.
First and foremost, we must respect the process. We must ensure that every valid vote in the state of Wisconsin is counted. And we must be gracious whatever the outcome.
It is with respect for this democratic process and concern for the plight of every hard-working family in the state of Wisconsin that we are preparing for the likelihood of a recount here in the state of Wisconsin.
When Scott Walker took office, Wisconsin was facing double-digit tax increases, billion-dollar budget deficits, and record job loss. Now, Wisconsin is working.
We cannot afford to go back.
And so we need of all our supporters – all those supporters of reform, all those supporters of the bright future of this state under continued bold leadership – to join us in stepping up and answering the call.
We need to prepare ourselves for a long, drawn-out recount that the other side will surely seek. And so tonight I am telling you that we may need your support to help in that effort – resources and volunteers as we never have before.
You can support this effort in the same way you have supported our campaign thus far by visiting scottwalker.com and donating – and volunteering – to make clear where you stand in this historic fight.
Thank you again for all you have done, and all you will do. Now, more than ever, we must fight to keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.