'Risk of a Blue Wave': Unpacking Walker's Election Night Tweets

Apr 5, 2018

Some Wisconsin Republicans are reeling after this week's victory by Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet in the State Supreme Court election. Dallet easily defeated the conservative candidate, who had received the backing of Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

As returns came in Tuesday night, Walker got national attention for tweeting that he was worried about the "blue wave" taking over Wisconsin.

Democrats have won a number of special elections across the country, and in Wisconsin, as incoming Supreme Court Justice Dallet was considered the liberal candidate.

Walker says he thinks the "blue wave" could be coming to get him when he runs for reelection this fall.

WUWM's Marti Mikkelson talks with UW-Milwaukee Political Science Professor Kathleen Dolan about what she makes of Walker's message: