Doubtless there will be days and days of analysis of the Wisconsin election results. Here are my first thoughts before I go to bed. Some of us have to work in the morning…
- Milwaukee definitely gets the mayor it deserves. Congratulations, Milwaukee, for reelecting your potted plant of a mayor. Enjoy your rising crime rate. Try to keep it to yourself, please.
- It’s a solid win for Bernie Sanders. He’s on a roll. He still can’t win outright, but Clinton can’t put him away either. Meanwhile, Sanders’ continuing success is draining Clinton’s resources before the general election.
- It’s a solid win for Ted Cruz. He needed this win and he showed that he could win handily in a state that doesn’t line up for him perfectly.
- In perhaps the most tangibly important race of the night, Rebecca Bradley thankfully held onto her seat on the Supreme Court. That is a relief.
- I’ll be interested to see the results of the 71 school referenda on the ballot totaling an increase of spending of over $850 million. If a large percentage of them pass, I expect that it will be trumpeted by the liberals as a signal that the electorate wants more spending on schools. This will impact how candidates run in November and the next legislative session.
- Despite running a horrible campaign, Chris Abele won. It’s more of a statement about the lunacy of his opponent than his strengths, but Milwaukee County is better for it. Abele has been an able administrator and deserved reelection.
More tomorrow. Maybe.