Is a political ‘blue wave’ coming to Wisconsin?

My Take

Republicans have dominated Wisconsin politics for years with Gov. Scott Walker and GOP majorities in the state Legislature. But is that about to change? Some think so, after the election of Milwaukee Circuit Court judge Rebecca Dallet to the state Supreme Court and Democrat Patty Schachtner’s election to a state Senate seat that had previously been held by a Republican.

Paul Soglin
Democrat – candidate for governor
Gov. Scott Walker Republican – incumbent









Editor’s note: Quotes from Twitter and Associated Press.

Democrat voter motivation

Soglin: “No one can match Donald Trump when it comes to derogatory, spiteful, demeaning language designed to dehumanize. …”

Walker: “(The state Supreme Court election) results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI. The Far Left is driven by anger & hatred — we must counter it with optimism & organization. Let’s share our positive story with voters & win in November.”

Walker’s record

Soglin: “Clearly Scott Walker is upset that his eight year plan to destroy Wisconsin’s working families is unacceptable to the voters. Now he is grasping at straws.”

Walker: “Wisconsin is working with RECORD-LOW unemployment thanks to our reforms, but the risk of a #BlueWave puts everything in jeopardy – balanced budgets, collective bargaining reforms, $8B in tax cuts, welfare reform & more.”

Walker’s re-election strategy

Soglin: “One of the deadly political sins is for a politician to engage in self-deception. Keep it up #scottwalker and delude yourself. The #bluewave is steeped in fairness, justice, and respect, not your divisive spin.”

Walker: “We have a positive story to tell & we need conservatives to take action and stop a #BlueWave by getting out there and telling it.”

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