National implications in recall election?
Gov. Martin O'Malley reacts
- Duration 3:33
- Date Jun 6, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley reacts
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You're looking live inside here and -- -- we're waiting for a Governor Walker to speak there you see the the -- -- maybe getting ready.
As you hear the crowd chanting and that speech happened to see it live here on fox.
Let's get the other side quickly from Maryland democratic governor Martin O'Malley is in our Washington bureau.
Governor thanks for being here -- I apologize ahead of time -- Governor Walker comes out but we'll have brought heavy on the other decided that's the case.
Your reaction tonight.
Well this was a night where we would have hoped to have been victorious we were not as you've pointed out it's very rarely that.
-- governors ever recalled but to be outspent ten to one and a -- such a courageous race I mean I think.
All of us who took part in this campaign are proud of mayor Barrett.
And the campaign that he waged and I think one of them more telling numbers that came out of some of the exit polls I was watching on your program is that.
Many people felt that short of misconduct that we shouldn't have a recall.
Before a four year term was up and right now there's only been three people who have been indicted.
In Scott Walker's administration and not yet him.
Guy so I guess the question is why not why do the recall.
From the beginning there are some people second guessing that and if if it was to be fought on these on the substance issues as was originally talked about.
It's the campaign seemed to change it later days especially in that in the past few days.
Well the you know I think there's a dynamic that set off when you roll back.
Women's -- you roll back workers' rights she rolled back voting rights there's some dynamic when you pit people against each other and I think that.
Dynamic is hard to control and resulted in the sort of fatigue that we saw a lot of Wisconsin voters experiencing look.
People in every state -- a governor who's actually able to create jobs to expand opportunity and what they had instead in Wisconsin.
Laws of battle with -- and many on on in the democratic coalition believes was started intentionally by Scott Walker.
And that played out and this recall now he was.
Victorious tonight in this recall that this is one battle in a much broader fight.
And I do believe that at the end of the day voters want their governor and -- there.
Their governments to come together and focus on the things that work to create jobs and create opportunity and not too.
Hit one side against another.
So I assume -- what you've said so far that you don't see national implications here you don't see.
This going beyond Wisconsin's borders perhaps you don't even see.
Wisconsin being in play in November.
Well I don't know a minute it could be -- mean some of the numbers -- so I think content on your program said that 17% of those who.
Who voted for walker tonight say they support of President Obama in the fall so.
I think the overriding sense was that people were tired of this they felt that.
The recall short of actual criminal conduct which has yet to be.
Leveled in prosecutorial.
Charges against Scott Walker.
Is something that is required for a recall but I think the larger battle continues to be.
Larger -- -- larger struggle continues to play out.
Governor O'Malley as expected that Governor Walker coming on stage thank you very much there Bret -- your time.
We'll thank you were going to listen and hear it.