Skip to comments.Wisconsin only state where Democrats lost governor, Senate seat, Legislature (I predicted margin!)
Posted on 11/03/2010 7:56:17 AM PDT by milwguy
On a night when America turned from blue to red, few states swung harder than Wisconsin, where Republicans experienced their greatest electoral gains in decades, picking up a governor, Democrat Russ Feingold's U.S. Senate seat, both state legislative chambers and two U.S. House seats.
A battleground state that Barack Obama dominated two years ago dealt him and his party a sharp political rebuke Tuesday, as Democrats lost ground with one key voting group after another - independents, blue-collar whites, suburbanites.
Nationally, the GOP recaptured the U.S. House and whittled away at the Democrats' big Senate majority, transforming both the balance of power in Washington and the electoral map heading into the 2012 election for president.
Here in Wisconsin, Republicans gained a governor and U.S. senator in the same election for the first time since 1938. This was the only state in the country where Democrats lost the governorship, a Senate seat and an entire legislature.
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I was EXACTLY on with both my numbers and my analysis. Both Walker and Johnson won by IDENTICAL 52-47% margins. Both benefitted from huge turnouts in Republican areas and by underperformance of the Dems in their strongholds.
We have dismantled the Democrat machine in this state. We took two House seats (and almost a third), the Senate seat of Feingold, the governor's mansion, and both the State Senate and House. The democrat majority leaders in both the state senate and house were defeated in the re-election bids as well. NO state had a bigger change from blue to red than Wisconsin, which is why you will only read about it at places like FR and conservative web sites. The MSM will ignore us cheeseheads, but our 43 yr old newly elected Gov is a rising star, Paul Ryan will be heading the budget committee in the House, and Ron Johnson will bring his common sense conservatism to the US Senate. A day to celebrate here in the land of cheese, beer, and brats!!
The air is a bit fresher here today isn’t it? :)
Now we need that train boondoggle stopped and Walker getting economic development teams making calls to businesses in NY, IL, and CA and getting this State working its ass off again!
As long as the R’s stay true to conservative values this State could regain its once great economic reputation!
All we need now is a running back.
Although in Pa, the Pubs had the state senate half of the legislature.
With all due respect to your prediction, things were coming into pretty clear focus by 10/26.
On the other hand, my FRiend, I too made a prediction about the same time.
I predicted Herb Kohl will announce his retirement in 6 to 8 months... and that Rusty Feingold (or perhaps, Ambassador Feingold by then) will announce his intent to run for the seat Kohl is vacating.
We got both halves of the state legislature and the House of Reps went from 5/3 dem to 5/3 rep. We needed 2 state senate seats to win majority, we got 4. We needed 5 state house seats to win majority, we got at least 15! We got the everything.
I trust that most of Madison is weeping right now.
Ping. I bet you sleep until noon today. :)
Congratulations on the return to sanity. I’m a Sheboygan native and Wisconsin has been lost for a long time. If I were the king, I would worry about Wisconsin and Michigan next election.
One thing to predict, another thing to be right on with the margin of victory. And Rusty the Red may very well run for Herb’s senate seat, but I think he is going to dabble in the 2012 POTUS race. The left loves him, and the anit-war, illegal immigration, enviornmental wacko left is disgusted with Barry now. Russ almost ran in 2008 if you recall, but was smart enough to see Obama had the liberal wing of the party eating out of his hand. Now the ‘moderates’ in the Dem Party have been thrown out of office and the radical leftists are pissed. Feingold can play right into that anger with Obama. We will see how things transpire:)
Congrats Wisconsin!!! Celebrating here in MN too with the state legislature, booting of Oberstar and win for Bachmann.
FReeper Jean S worked her butt off for Walker. She’s probably on cloud nine this morning, sleeping, but still, on cloud nine.
Way to go WI!
As a Wisconsin voter and citizen, I am very proud of our state and its voters today. We recognized that our state and nation had fallen into bad hands and we got out and voted them out. Thank God for the goodness in our hearts and thanks, too, for the TEA Party movement.
Still cannot believe that the State voted in the kook Dayton.
If it wasn’t for the legislature results I’d have had great worries for my former home.
For the first time in a LOONG time, I am proud to say I am from Wisconsin—way to give the liberals a big dose of WHOOP A$$!!!
And let’s not give up—the other side never does!!!
Before last night, Michigan had a liberal dem governor, both dem senators, and the dems controlled the state house.
This morning we have a GOP governor (in waiting) and the house flipped as well. Neither of our sorry, rotten senators were up for election this year.
It’s not a done deal for google-eyed Dayton. Going to automatic recount as he’s only ahead by 0.43%. Hennepin County submitted their results TWICE last night. That’s a little more than fishy considering we took the state house.
Too bad one of Soro’s SOS is Mark Ritchie in MN.
Good job Wisconsin. The cheese will go down much smoother now!
I’m ready to sign up as an honorary member of the far west (Utah) Cheeseheads Association!
Good job, Wisconsin :)
Congrats to our neighbors from the north and sorry about all those cheesehead remarks ;-)
The line to sign the petition for IL to secede and join Wisconsin forms behind me.
Well, I most certainly would prefer your Feingold scenario.
Go Russ Go!
Please don’t even say it!!!
Just remember the lefties did not go far...they’ll be back next election!!
I first met Freeper Jean S early this am - it sounds like she did a great deal for the Walker campaign - thanks to her and all who worked so hard in WI. I never thought that it would be this big of a win today for our state! The only thing that could have made it better would have been giving Ron Kind his walking papers but that will have to wait until 2012!
I predict legal firearm carry in Wisconsin both open and concealed.
Hey Tex! I got up about 10 minutes ago and that’s only because my husband woke me up before he left to tell me that the plumber will be coming between 12 and 2.
Still waiting for my coffee to brew!
Last night was so exciting!
Save room for this soon-to-be former Californian up in Wisconsin.
I need to know if Hales Corners is a good place to move to.
Please FReepmail me with info
.... and Paul Ryan will run against him?
You should meet the hardcore conservatives at State Party HQ - where I work. New and young, mean and ornery. Doers not debaters.
This explains Obama’s visit(s) to WI. IIRC, didn’t he visit more than once?
And I thought Ohio had a good night.(Governor Kasich, Senator Portman (a seat Voinovich held is like a pickup) and a pickup of +5 in the House). Well done Wisconsin!
Congratulations to Wisconsin! I pray that the gains in all of the states will be good, effective ones, not just political window-dressing.
What a great day!
Ron Johnson gave such a great speech last night.
Newly rejected Russ Feingold acted like an angry child during his speech last night. What a pleasure it is to give him his pink slip!!!
Add MINNESOTA if Emmer wins the recount......
I am so glad Michelle Bachmann won!
She’s one of my favorites.
Thank you for all your hard work Jean!
What a great day to be in Wisconsin!
I think I can hear the crying in Madison from here!!!
ONWARD to a better future for Wisconsin!
For the first time in my life I’m proud to be from Wisconsin.
Just kidding. But way to go fellow Badgers!
Too bad I(we) have to put up with Kind for at least two more years.
Come on in,
The Cheese Is Fine!
I am lucky enough to vacation on Washington Island and was there during the campaign and as an outsider (california) I was impressed with ALL of the candidates Wisconsin had to offer. As conservatives purity of ideology is not everything, we need good right thinking people with integrity and someone we would be proud to further our cause. Wisconsin did that this year and will make a huge difference in furthering conservatism.
When Fox called it for Walker last night, I called and hollered an incoherent message for you. :)
When Fox called it for Walker last night, I called and hollered an incoherent message for you. :)
Liberty has hope in Wisconsin. But the economy in the rust belt depends upon 2 things:
1: Geting rid of the parasitic unions.
2: Retaliation against foreign trade partners for currency manipulation, Communist slave labor, and other unfair trade practices.
This is going to become an increasingly pressing issue as China grows to become an ever greater military threat due to its growing industrial might all of which is due to us.
Currently the Federal Government occupied with domestic matters(all of which are unauthorized in the Federal Constitution) has been paying far, far too little attention to the pressing foreign matters, letting other country’s abuse us economically.
The Feds need to leave the domestic matters to our State and local Governments and actual focus on doing its actual constitutionally enumerated jobs which it has thus far been letting slide much to the detriment of our situation.
Michigan’s state government is all red. Governor, majority in house and super majority in senate. Time to bounce Stabenow and Levin.
I loved your message! I listened to it as soon as I got home last night.
Not exactly weeping, but it's very quiet in the halls of government buildings today. :-)
I am a fellow Michigander, and I our state elections turned out WAY better than I had hoped. Gov, Lt Gov, AG, SOS, Majorities on the State Supreme Court, House and Senate!!
Did I miss anything??
Who woulda thunk it a year or two ago??
Thanks for posting this bump! We did it!
I think someone decided there has been enough voter fraud up here. When my brother and I got to the polls, he had to re-register because he hadn’t voted in the last couple elections. Maybe all those crooks driving up from Chicago didn’t think filling out a new registration card was a good idea.
I’d say Big 10 states (i.e. the Midwest plus PA) are where we we made the most gains, including:
Minnesota: House seat, the state legislature
Wisconsin: Governor, state legislature, two House seats, Senate seat
Illinois: a Senate seat, three or four house seats and maybe Governor
Indiana: a House seat, Senate seat, state House
Michigan: Governor, two House seats, state House
Ohio: Governor, two house seats, state House
Pennsylvania: Governor, Senate seat, five House seats, state House
Did I miss anything?
The train definately needs to be benched.
Taxes in Wisconsin are waaaayy too high===property & income.
Property prices are also high.
Cars get salted to death because of winters there. 3-4 year turnovers are common.
Heating costs are high.
Hard to attract business & workers to an area where they get hammered by such things.
Until the handouts are gone & there are serious controls on all the taxes, it is a hard sell to me or anyone to move us there.