He says the results are a referendum on the property tax limits Republicans inserted in the state budget and show voters support them.
Republicans won a special election in a district covering Milwaukee's southern suburbs, the first time the GOP has held the seat since the 1930s.
Gard says Doyle promised to fix the state's budget problems without raising taxes and that should include property taxes.
Doyle reiterated his strong opposition to the property tax limits yesterday. He says they would hurt schools and strip municipalities of local control over their budgets. But he stopped just short of promising to veto the limits.