Republicans warn of 'blue wave' in November after Rebecca Dallet's win

05 April, 2018, 01:51 | Author: Rosalie Gross
  • MADISON | Liberal cruises in Wisconsin court race, and Dems see hope

The race was nonpartisan in name only, with national figures such as Joe Biden and Eric Holder and groups like the National Rifle Association pouring in money and endorsements.

Liberal candidate and a Milwaukee County judge, Rebecca Dallet who received the backing of former Vice President Joe Biden and support of former attorney general Eric Holder's National Democratic Redistricting Committee, was proclaimed the victor in Wisconsin State Supreme Court race Tuesday night. It supported Trump in 2016-the first time it'd favored a Republican presidential candidate in 32 years-after electing Republican Scott Walker as governor in 2010. "I think they're ready to have fair and independent courts".

Dallet's victory follows a surprising Democratic win in January in a special election for a state Senate seat held by Republicans for 17 years - an outcome that Walker said then was a "wake-up call" for his party.

Dallet's victory cuts conservative control of the state's highest court from 5-2 to 4-3. "I think people are exhausted of what's been going on in our state in terms of the money coming in to buy these elections and people spoke out tonight".

Gov. Scott Walker, who appointed Screnock to the Sauk County Circuit Court, also endorsed him.

'Big government special interests flooded Wisconsin with distorted facts & misinformation.

Walker warned that wins by Democrats could jeopardize the state's low unemployment rate, balanced budgets and $8 billion in tax cuts.

Dallet, 48, will become the sixth woman on the court.

Scott Walker says the win by a liberal candidate for state Supreme Court deals a "serious blow" to the conservative movement.

"After the results were announced Walker sent out several tweets, criticizing Democrats and warning Republicans of the risk of a "#BlueWave".

Walker is up for re-election to a third term in November.

Screnock told the crowd at his election watch party he was unable to get in touch with Dallet to congratulate her on her win. She will be sworn in as Justice on August 1. Before that, Screnock was part of a team that defended Walker's Act 10 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.

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