Scott Walker has been forced to call special elections for Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42 after being rebuked in his decision not to by three separate judges – one of whom Walker himself appointed. The fact is, Walker has been doing his best to avoid calling special elections because of how scared he is of losing them.
There is no better indication of just how toxic the Republican Party is than Walker’s absolute desperation to keep over 200,000 Wisconsinites away from the ballot box and unrepresented in the legislature. That’s because Wisconsin has seen the truth about Walker and his cronies in the legislature: they serve the wealthy special interests, not the people of Wisconsin.
I’m thrilled that democracy won in the end, and that voters in SD 1 and AD 42 will finally have the representation they deserve. And you better believe that Democrats in those districts are going to be organizing hard to ensure that their representatives fight for an economy that works for everyone, strong public schools and health care for all!