Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) decisive victory against Democrats seeking to recall him on Tuesday amounts to a major moment in national politics due to the massive amounts of national money and attention the race garnered.
Any time there are such high stakes in an election, there are people
who win big and people who lose big. And we at the Fix love nothing more
than sifting through the results to go beyond the obvious “bests” and
“worsts” of the night to find a few winners and losers you might not
have thought of.
Below is our attempt to do just that. If you have winners and
losers of your own from the race that was in Wisconsin, the comments
section awaits your thoughts.
* Scott Walker: Walker would have preferred not
to have had to fight for his political life 18 months after he first won
the governorship. But, fight he did — and did it well. Lost in all of
the chatter about Wisconsin is the fact that Walker proved himself as a
damn good candidate who successfully turned the debate in the recall
from his move to strip public section unions of their collective
bargaining rights to one centered on his stewardship of the Wisconsin
economy. Walker’s win means that he is guaranteed (or damn close to it)
a prominent speaking slot at the Republican National Convention this
That will continue to bolster the idea of him as a national
candidate — heading into either the 2016 or 2020 election. (Continues with winners and losers)