Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Democrats Turn Red Seat Blue in Wisconsin

Democrats snagged a GOP-leaning state Senate seat in western Wisconsin on Tuesday, buoying progressive hopes that they could ride a wave of victory this fall. Patty Schachtner, the chief medical examiner for St. Croix County, will take the seat that had been held for 17 years by former Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls). ... Schachtner took 55% of the vote to Jarchow's 44% in unofficial returns. ... The district has not been good to Democrats in the past. Mitt Romney won the district in 2012 even though he lost the presidential race in Wisconsin and nationally to Barack Obama. Trump crushed Hillary Clinton in the district in the 2016 presidential election and John McCain almost won the district in 2008, despite Obama's easy statewide victory.

Comments

Where's WISGOD when you want him?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-17 11:26 AM

But what about all the Republican victories you aren't reporting on? Fake news!

#2 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-01-17 11:39 AM

Where's WISGOD when you want him?
#1 | Posted by Zed

Never happened before so who knows.

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-17 11:49 AM

Are the Koch brother running of money?

They said they were going to commit millions to holding onto state seats.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-17 11:50 AM

CHUFFY

"But what about all the Republican victories you aren't reporting on? "

Why aren't you?

You've got the floor. Let fly.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-17 11:53 AM

"Where's WISGOD when you want him?
#1 | POSTED BY ZED"

You'd have to ask... well, no one.

#6 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-01-17 12:15 PM

But what about all the Republican victories you aren't reporting on? Fake news!

#2 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-01-17 11:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

Good job comrade.

en.wikipedia.org

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-17 12:28 PM

I know people in that district. The GOP never had a chance according them them.

#8 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2018-01-17 12:46 PM

Where's WISGOD when you want him?

#1 | Posted by Zed

Who wants him?

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-01-17 01:09 PM

"Democrats Turn Red Seat Blue in Wisconsin"

Great! Just about a thousand seats to go for Dems to get back what they've lost in the last ten years.

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-17 01:15 PM

Don't know when we've been so blue
Don't know what's come over this zoo
We've found someone new and
Don't it make our red states blue!

(apologies to Crystal Gayle)

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-17 01:34 PM

"Just about a thousand seats to go for Dems to get back what they've lost in the last ten years." - #10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-17 01:15 PM

1,000 mile journey begins with first step.

#12 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-17 04:02 PM

Weren't the Conservatives on here continually chirping in that polls were misleading and everyone actually loves Trump?

Apparently the polls continue to be right...

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-17 06:30 PM

Speaking of Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan has been telling friends that he does not intend to run for re-election in November.

If true, the Blue Wave has driven the GOP flight or fight number up to 34 ~ and climbing.

I hate to use a cliche' but in this case I think there really is a "silent majority" out there, average normal people with no agenda other than patriotism, and untouched by pollsters, who are sick to death of Trump.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-18 04:22 AM

I hate to use a cliche' but in this case I think there really is a "silent majority" out there, average normal people with no agenda other than patriotism, and untouched by pollsters, who are sick to death of Trump.
#14 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

It because all you politically partisan people never listen. Let me say it again. You screwed up by nominating Hillary. I can't say exactly why people hated her, but they did.

Democrats probably would have won the presidential election with just about any other decent Democratic candidate (Warren, Bernie, etc...). By the same token, John McCain would have beat Obama had McCain not had the worst running mate in the history of America. The Silent majority likes moderates.

I voted for hillary, but I didn't want to less than I didn't want to vote for Trump.

Every place where a decent moderate Democratic candidate is offered, they are overpowering the Tea Party republicans, because now, those people are associated with craziness of Trumpianism. The silent majority may make a mistake occasionally, but they're not stupid. Sometimes, political partisans, on both sides, are very stupid.

#15 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-18 01:29 PM

"Democrats probably would have won the presidential election with just about any other decent Democratic candidate (Warren, Bernie, etc...). By the same token, John McCain would have beat Obama had McCain not had the worst running mate in the history of America. The Silent majority likes moderates."

I like Warren and Bernie, but they aren't considered moderates by most people, including Democrats, let alone the silent majority.

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-18 01:34 PM

PS Clinton/Kane were both seen by some as being too moderate, and I thought that was part of the rap against them.

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-18 01:46 PM

- let alone the silent majority.

Who are still out there. Liberals are making slow gains, but are still nearly 10 points behind conservatives (which includes the moderate Republicans and the rwingers) in public surveys.

Which is why it is so sad/funny that the far left can't figure out why progressives can't just breeze their agenda through Congress.

www.drudge.com

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-18 03:01 PM

It was a joke. I thought it was pretty obviously a joke...

#19 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-01-18 03:32 PM

#18 | POSTED BY CORKY

The progressive agenda is very popular. Problem is many, many people don't trust the Dems to implement that agenda. They know the regressives aren't going to implement it, so they just stay home, and the regressives win.

#20 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-01-18 09:33 PM

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