Early in his speech here Saturday, Gov. Scott Walker made sure to harp again on a point he’d already made earlier that week.
A Democratic victory a few days earlier in a special election more than a hundred miles away, he said, was a “wake-up call” for Wisconsin’s Republicans.
“It was a wake-up call that we cannot assume — not just there, but here and anywhere else across the state — we cannot assume that our neighbors know about the good and positive things we are doing to make Wisconsin better for the people of this state,” Walker told a room packed by his loud and vocal supporters. The remarks echoed cautionary statements about the election he’d made just days earlier in Milwaukee.