Democratic gubernatorial candidates energized by upset win
MADISON, Wis. — Democratic candidates for governor say they are energized by the upset Democratic win in a state Senate special election.
The victory Tuesday by Patty Schachtner in the northwestern Wisconsin Senate district has sent shockwaves through the state’s politics. Democratic gubernatorial candidates who gathered for a forum Wednesday say it’s a sign that voters are fed up.
Former Democratic Party chairman and gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn says “there’s something in the air” and a “blue wave” is coming.
Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik says the Schachtner win shows Democrats are tired of “sitting on the sidelines not being heard.”
I just called Patty Schachtner and congratulated her on her victory tonight. I look forward to working with her as our new state Senator. Thank you to all who worked so hard for our campaign
— Adam Jarchow (@AdamJarchow28) January 17, 2018
And former state Rep. Kelda Roys says the win shows that it’s a good year for women candidates. She, along with state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, are the two highest profile women running for governor.
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