Walker Says He’s Not Afraid To Lose Recall

Gov. Scott Walker said he plans on winning if there is a recall election against him, but he’s not afraid of losing.

Walker made the comments Thursday during an appearance at the Washington-based conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute.

Walker again said he thought it was a mistake not to lay out his arguments better in advance for effectively ending collective bargaining for most state workers last year that helped spur the recall effort. But he said he stands by the law change and said it has helped put the state and local governments on better financial footing.

Opponents said it was a partisan power grab.

Organizers need 540,208 signatures by Jan. 17 to force a recall later this year.

Walker said he thinks the election will be sometime in June.