MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker has conceded the race for governor to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers following one of the closest races for the statehouse in 50 years.

In a news release sent Wednesday, Walker said he called Evers to concede.

Walker thanked his family, friends, campaign team and supporters, and Evers “for his gracious comments on our call today.”

“I offered the full support of my staff and our cabinet as he begins the transition process,” Walker said in the release.

In a statement sent to press Wednesday afternoon, Walker said his campaign does not believe that any change in the result would not be significant enough to determine the outcome of election. The team came to this decision after inquiring about the additional ballots in Milwaukee.

Walker added that Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s comments were made based on information showing the governor with a slight lead over Tony Evers and before the additional Milwaukee ballots were counted.