Scott Walker warns of Dem wave in Wisconsin

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"Tonight's results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI", Walker tweeted Tuesday evening.

I am proud to have run a campaign that remained focused on my judicial philosophy and my experience in spite of tremendous outside influence from liberal special interest groups that were willing to say and spend anything to elect their preferred candidate to the bench.

In a second tweet Walker claimed "big government special interests" were planning to "target" him as he faces reelection for a third term next fall.

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He said Republicans can make that happen this year, and Democrats will have to show what they've done in Tuesday's election can be transferable to legislative and midterm races. It's also why it took three judicial orders for Walker to stop hiding from voters and hold special elections in Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42. Randy Bryce called the victory 'a rallying cry for working folks.' Walker also used the results to raise money.

Although candidates technically do not have party affiliation, the state party can work on the candidate's behalf.

The race drew national attention, mostly from big-name Democrats from around the country who saw it as an opportunity build momentum before the general election in November. The state Democratic Party machinery worked to help Dallet win and reveled in her victory. "I think people are exhausted of what's been going on in our state in terms of the money coming in to buy these elections and people spoke out tonight".

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Before becoming a judge at the County Circuit Court, Dallet served as an assistant district attorney with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office and as an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School. Her victory Tuesday narrowed the conservative control of the court from 5-2 to 4-3. With Dallet's win, six of the seven members of the court are now women. In Outagamie County, Dallet bested Screnock by 12 percentage points while Walker won that county in 2014 by 20 percentage points.

'People are pretty motivated on the left, from what I can see, ' said Doug Clawson, 58, a communications professional who cast his ballot at a Madison public library as cold rain fell outside. She will be sworn in as Justice on August 1.

Screnock was appointed judge by Walker in 2015.

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