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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announces death of his father

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Rev. Llewellyn Scott Walker, a retired Baptist preacher and the father of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, has died.

The Republican governor announced in a tweet that his father had died Sunday morning.

Scott Walker said, "Sorry to share that my father Rev. Llewelyn Scott Walker died this morning.   Happy to know that he is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

The death of Walker's father comes amid a tough re-election campaign for Walker with Democrat Tony Evers.

Evers tweeted his condolences to the Walker family.

Walker had canceled events on Saturday and Sunday to be with his family.

The governor's campaign did not immediately return telephone calls Sunday.

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