The Prosser-Kloppenburg race, which Prosser was widely expected to win at the outset, became a late proxy battle by liberals against Republican Gov. Scott Walker's anti-public employee union legislation.
"I have always tried to argue that the race should not be a referendum on Governor Walker, or any piece of legislation that might end up in the court," Prosser told Van Susteren. "Some people have insisted that it was, and they take either comfort or displeasure in what they see as the ever-changing results of the election. I like to think that I have survived a nuclear firestorm of criticism and attack and smear.
"And so, as far as I'm concerned, if these results hold up I will be the winner. My opponent has the right to call for a recount -- and have the state pay for that recount, if it's within a certain level. But if you get up over 7,000 votes, that's serious business. That's not likely to be overcome."