FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Democratic challenger Tony Evers, left, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, shake hands during gubernatorial debate in Madison, Wis. Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

December 09, 2018 - 1:13 pm

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power.

Evers (EE'-vers) told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that he spoke by telephone with Walker and appealed to him to veto the legislation, but says Walker was noncommittal.

Walker has indicated that he generally supports the legislation though his office late last week said only that he was reviewing it.

Evers narrowly defeated the two-term Walker. Evers says that if Walker had won, "we wouldn't be sitting here talking about this today."

A Walker spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday.

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