Dems keep getting good news out of a state that crushed their spirits in 2016 (aka, Wisconsin)

Trump pulled off the upset in Wisconsin in 2016. But with two special election victories, a state Supreme Court win, and much tighter margins where Republicans managed to still win in the state since Trump took office, Wisconsin Democrats are turning the tables in 2018. > Slate

What does Frostman’s Senate win mean? Experts advise caution in forecasting fall election.


Political experts are urging caution to anyone trying to project the fall midterm elections based on the results of Tuesday’s special elections. Democrats hope the victory portends a “blue wave” in November, while Republicans say their two Assembly wins show it’s more like a “blue trickle.” But both narratives may be premature. > Green Bay Press Gazette

Is this week’s Dem win a sign of the ‘nationalization’ of state races?


A UW-Green Bay political scientist says Democrat Caleb Frostman’s win in Tuesday’s special election indicates the “nationalization” of state-level politics: “People are taking their state senators and state Assembly persons and drawing a direct line to what is going on in Washington.” > Wisconsin Public Radio

Democrats score special election upset in Wisconsin district Trump won big

<> on February 6, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Caleb Frostman defeated state Rep. Andre Jacque for an open Senate seat Tuesday in a special election Gov. Scott Walker tried to prevent. Although Frostman’s term is short, his win is a huge victory for the Democratic Party, as the seat was held by a Republican, and Trump won there by 17 points in 2016. > HuffPost

Dems flip long-held GOP Senate seat, while Republicans keep Assembly seat


Voters delivered split verdict in a pair of special elections Tuesday, handing Republicans a win in one district and Democrats a victory in the other. Caleb Frostman topped Rep. Andre Jacque in the 1st Senate District, making him the first Democrat to represent the northeast Wisconsin district in more than four decades. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jacque says shoeleather will help him clear ‘blue wave’ chatter Tuesday


An architect of Wisconsin’s prevailing-wage repeal who won a tough-fought battle in May to secure his party’s nomination for an open state Senate seat says he’s confident his shoe-leather campaigning will make up for the fundraising disadvantage he faces in Tuesday’s special election for the state’s Senate District 1. > Daily Reporter

Special elections could build red or blue momentum


Republicans hold a firm stake in both of Wisconsin’s legislative chambers, and the special election winners will likely vote on nothing. But outside groups have been pouring money into the races, which are largely symbolic as a demonstration of party power ahead of the midterms. > Christian Science Monitor