Scott Walker Shows Republicans Path to Victory

For Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the blue wave is both a credible threat and an effective campaign message.

As spring turns to summer, Walker remains one of the only major Republican lawmakers actively offering stark assessments of the political landscape this midterm season. And he got an early start too.

Back in January, after Democrats in Wisconsin managed to flip a reliably red state senate district, Walker took to Twitter to say the upset constituted a “wake up call” for the GOP. But by April, Badger State Republicans still hadn’t gotten the message, and liberal judge Rebecca Dallet won a seat on Wisconsin’s supreme court by a wide margin. That sent Walker back to Twitter, where he reacted immediately by warning, “Tonight’s results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI.”

Walker used his platform at the Wisconsin GOP convention in May to sharpen that warning. “We need to wake up,” he told activists gathered in Milwaukee. “This election is going to be tougher than any we’ve faced so far — and the consequences are greater than ever,” said Walker, whose third term as governor is on the ballot this November. His remarks were met with a standing ovation.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.