Scott Walker Wakes Up To Worst News Of Political Career As Blue Wave Accelerates

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One by one, all the Tea Party darlings have fallen. Next up, according to Wisconsin’s poll numbers, is the infamous Scott Walker. Just as Bobby Jindal once thought he’d leverage his popularity with Tea Party voters into a presidential bid before crashing and burning a state’s economy, Scott Walker tried to do the same. The results were spectacularly bad.

Now, according to recent polls, Walker is feeling the sting of his multiple economic failures by trailing his opponent by 10 point.

‘Walker losing re-election, perhaps by a large margin, would make sense in a year where Democrats appear energized to rebuke the ruling party, especially in a state Trump won by about 23,000 votes, or 0.8 percent. Trump has similar sagging approval numbers in nearby states. His approval has fallen to 45 percent in Pennsylvania, 42 percent in Michigan and 40 percent in Minnesota — all states he carried in 2016.

‘But Walker is no generic swing-state Republican. He won three elections in a state that generally tilts Democratic despite a very conservative Tea Party-inspired platform, including winning a recall election in 2012 after he decimated public unions in the state. He has overseen an aggressive gerrymander of the state that was challenged before the Supreme Court, the creation of a voter ID law that reportedly disenfranchised 200,000 people, and the slashing of public education funds.’

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The Democratic Senate nominee, Tammy Baldwin, is leading by an even bigger margin in a state Trump won in 2016, but it is Walker who once believed his temporary popularity could be leveraged into a nomination for president.

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Republicans, under a Democratic governor, would likely lose Wisconsin for a long time due to the loss of Scott Walker.

‘He has overseen an aggressive gerrymander of the state that was challenged before the Supreme Court, the creation of a voter ID law that reportedly disenfranchised 200,000 people, and the slashing of public education funds.’

No matter what wave is to come in 2018, the ouster of Gov. Scott Walker from Wisconsin would improve the state, as well as the country, greatly in terms of evening the playing field for voters.

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