A clearly crestfallen Ed Schultz lamented Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the recall election against him on Tuesday.

After opposition forces mounted a campaign against him for his anti-union policies, Walker easily defeated his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.

Schultz had been beyond fervent in his support for the anti-Walker effort, and the Republican's win clearly took its toll on him.

“This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal,” he said in a special edition of his show in Madison. “This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster. To say that I’m shocked and stunned is pretty much an understatement."

Schultz said that the results were a "warning" to Americans about the influence of money in politics. (Walker heavily outspent Barrett.)

"Money is now infiltrated into our political system like we have never seen before," he said. “...This is not a good night for labor unions. This is not a good night for wage-earners. This is not a good night for the Democratic Party. It’s a tough one to take, but it’s about being in the fight. It’s about believing what you believe in and sticking to your guns and not giving up."

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    A Tom Barrett supporter stands with a sign along main street June 5, 2012 in Hudson, Wisconsin.The recall election to unseat Governor Scott Walker, marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney.AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

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    LAKE MILLS, WI - JUNE 5: Voters cast their ballot in a recall election June 5, 2012 at the Lake Mills Town Hall in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

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    LAKE MILLS, WI - JUNE 5: Supporters of Tom Barrett for governor and Lori Compas for state Senator, both running in a recall election, stand along a roadway June 5, 2012 in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

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    DELAVAN, WI - JUNE 05: Eli Barr watches as his great grandmother Joanne Goff cast a ballot in the Wisconsin recall election June 5, 2012 in Delavan, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Wisconsin Voters Head To The Polls In Recall Election For Governorship

    MADISON, WISCONSIN - JUNE 5: A chalk drawn sign on a road in support for the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on election day June 5, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

  • Wisconsin Voters Head To The Polls In Recall Election For Governorship

    MADISON, WI - JUNE 5: Supporters of the recall election for Governor Scott Walker sing outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol June 5, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

  • Gov. Walker Votes In Wisconsin Recall Election

    WAUWATOSA, WI - JUNE 5: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks with voters outside Jefferson School during the vote in the gubernatorial recall election June 5, 2012 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Voters were lined up before the polls opened at 7:00 AM to decide on the recall race between the Republican Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

  • Gov. Walker Votes In Wisconsin Recall Election

    WAUWATOSA, WI - JUNE 5: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his wife Tanette Walker wait in line to cast their ballots outside Jefferson Schooln to vote in the gubernatorial recall election June 5, 2012 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Voters were lined up before the polls opened at 7:00 AM to decide on the recall race between the Republican Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

  • Wisconsin Voters Head To The Polls In Recall Election For Governorship

    BELOIT, WI - JUNE 05: A sample ballot for the Wisconsin recall election shows only choices for Governor and Lieutenant Governor June 5, 2012 in Beloit, Wisconsin. Leading contender Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Gov. Walker Votes In Wisconsin Recall Election

    WAUWATOSA, WI - JUNE 5: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker walks past media after he filled out his ballot at Jefferson School to vote in the gubernatorial recall election June 5, 2012 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Voters were lined up before the polls opened at 7:00 AM to decide on the recall race between the Republican Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

  • Wisconsin Voters Head To The Polls In Recall Election For Governorship

    BRADFORD TOWNSHIP, WI - JUNE 05: Voters cast their ballots for the Wisconsin recall election at the Bradford Town Hall June 5, 2012 in Bradford Township, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Wisconsin Voters Head To The Polls In Recall Election For Governorship

    MADISON, WISCONSIN - JUNE 5: Voters cast their ballots in a recall election for the governor and lieutenant governor at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center June 5, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

  • Wisconsin Voters Head To The Polls In Recall Election For Governorship

    CLINTON, WI - JUNE 05: Voters cast ballots in the Wisconsin recall election June 5, 2012 in Clinton, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Gov. Walker Votes In Wisconsin Recall Election

    WAUWATOSA, WI - JUNE 5: Voters wait in line to cast their ballots outside Jefferson School to vote in the gubernatorial recall election June 5, 2012 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Voters were lined up before the polls opened at 7:00 AM to decide on the recall race between the Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

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    MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 01: Supporters of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett attewnd a Get Out The Vote Rally for Barrett who is trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a recall election on June 1, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Opponents of Walker forced a recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. The election is scheduled for June 5. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Voters cast their ballots June 5, 2012 a

    Voters cast their ballots June 5, 2012 at City Hall in Hudson, Wisconsin,for current Governor Scott Walker or challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney.AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Voters enter the polling station as it o

    Voters enter the polling station as it opens June 5, 2012 at City Hall in Hudson, Wisconsin, to cast their ballot for current Governor Scott Walker or challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney.AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A little girl watches her mother vote Ju

    A little girl watches her mother vote June 5, 2012 at City Hall in Hudson, Wisconsin, for current Governor Scott Walker or challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney.AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Voters take to the polls June 5, 2012 at

    Voters take to the polls June 5, 2012 at City Hall in Hudson, Wisconsin to cast their ballots for curent Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney.AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Inge Bleier registers her ballot on June

    Inge Bleier registers her ballot on June 5, 2012 at the town hall in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, after voting for current Governor Scott Walker or challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)