Appearing subdued, Walker acknowledged the strain of the hard-fought race, which included a barrage of damaging revelations about his personal life ranging from alleged abortions to children he had not publicly acknowledged.
Of his wife Julie, who stood behind him, Walker said, “she’s been through a tough time.”
“I want to thank all of of you as well,” he said to the crowd. “Because, we’ve been through a tough journey, have we not?”
Walker reflected on all the things he has done in his life, from football to the Olympic bobsled team.
“But the best thing I‘ve ever done in my whole entire life is to run for this Senate seat right here,” he said.