Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special Election

Aaron Brown
April 5, 2018

The dominating victory by a liberal candidate in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race emboldened Democrats deflated by years of defeats, pushing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to issue a series of warnings Wednesday about a possible "blue wave" in the red state. President Donald Trump won the state by less than 1 percentage point in 2016, whereas Dallet thumped Screnock by double digits.

A local news station reported on Tuesday that many voters said they were backing Dallet to send a message to the pro-gun group after she received the support of former Arizona Rep.

Although the race was viewed by some as a bellwether, the results of past Supreme Court elections have not consistently proved to be predictive of what will happen in November.

Walker warned that wins by Democrats could jeopardize the state's low unemployment rate, balanced budgets and $8 billion in tax cuts. Liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet was backed by former Vice-President Joe Biden and a host of other Democratic office holders.

While state Supreme Court justices are nonpartisan, the race was highly politicized, with candidates and supporters on both sides finding ways to turn it into a referendum on the opposing party.

"Big government special interests flooded Wisconsin with distorted facts & misinformation". 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. Her victory means that six of the seven seats on the state's highest court will be women, but conservatives will still control it 4-3.

Walker's comments came after liberal Judge Rebecca Dallet overcame conservative Judge Michael Screnock in the race for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat on Tuesday night.

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Dallet has been a Milwaukee County circuit judge since 2008 and prior to that was a prosecutor for more than a decade.

"Tonight's results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI", Walker tweeted Tuesday evening.

Walker and his team campaigned heavily for Screnock, while the National Rifle Association backed him as a "committed judge who will interpret the Constitution the way our Founding Fathers intended".

'The candidate with the most experience in our courts and standing up for the fairness of our courts won, ' she said.

Screnock, 48, was appointed judge by Walker in 2015.

Scholz said Screnock's loss was due, in part, to what he characterized a "poorly-run" campaign that was slow to get going and to develop their message last summer when Dallet announced her candidacy.

As a private attorney, Screnock defended Walker's collective bargaining law and the Republican-drawn redistricting plan that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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