For Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the blue wave is both a credible threat and an effective campaign message.
As spring turns to summer, Walker remains one of the only major Republican lawmakers actively offering stark assessments of the political landscape this midterm season. And he got an early start too.
Back in January, after Democrats in Wisconsin managed to flip a reliably red state senate district, Walker took to Twitter to say the upset constituted a “wake up call” for the GOP. But by April, Badger State Republicans still hadn’t gotten the message, and liberal judge Rebecca Dallet won a seat on Wisconsin’s supreme court by a wide margin. That sent Walker back to Twitter, where he reacted immediately by warning, “Tonight’s results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI.”