President Obama bites into a bratwurst during a visit to Usinger’s Fine Sausage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Obama bites into a bratwurst during a visit to Usinger’s Fine Sausage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s victory delivers a psychological boost for Republicans and a blow to Democrats that could linger until the presidential election.

Many of Walker’s national supporters - who flooded the state with anti-Barrett ads and gave Walker a more than 7-to-1 financial advantage - saw the results as a vindication of his take-no-prisoners brand of fiscal conservatism.

READ MORE: Walker’s win in Wisconsin boosts conservatives

Credit: REUTERS/Darren Hauck