Tide Is High

Scott Walker Warns GOP That a ‘Blue Wave’ Is Coming

The Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has warned that a “blue wave” may be coming for the midterm elections in November after a Democratic-backed candidate won a seat Tuesday on Wisconsin’s supreme court. Liberal Rebecca Dallet soundly defeated conservative Michael Screnock with a double-digit lead, winning a 10-year-term on the state’s high court. Walker, who is up for re-election in November, said the results were an ominous sign for the GOP. “Tonight’s 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,” he tweeted. The governor added that voters had been flooded with “distorted facts and misinformation” and told supporters that “next, they’ll target me and work to undo our bold reforms.”