WASHINGTON, DC (Washington Examiner) – Our own Salena Zito wrote this week on the ascendancy of Wisconsin’s Republican Party. It’s a fascinating story, perhaps more than that of any other currently successful state party.
Her piece reminded me of all the contested statewide races there in recent years. There have been so many of them, and not just the officially partisan ones (and that gubernatorial recall election) but also the all-important and nominally non-partisan state Supreme Court races that were critical to Gov. Scott Walker’s political success. The fact that someone as conservative as Walker is even considering running for a third term, and could conceivably win one, is itself rather striking. Most politicians wear out their welcome after two terms in any state.