Democrats just scored a stunning victory in tonight’s Wisconsin special election

- Januari 16, 2018

In another devastating blow to Trump and his party, Democrats have scored yet another victory in Republican territory.

Democrat Patty Schachtner edged out her Republican challenger, Adam Jarchow, in tonight’s Wisconsin Senate district 10 race, flipping the seat from Republican to Democratic control.

The Republican loss is all the more impressive considering Trump won the 10th district by a staggering 17 points during the 2016 presidential election. The district has been GOP-controlled for nearly two decades.

Tonight’s victory is only the latest in a wave of stunning Democratic success stories around the country. Thus far, Democrats have unseated Republicans in a vast number of what were thought to be unwinnable races. Aside from flipping New Jersey’s and winning Virginia’s gubernatorial races, Democrats also win a historic victory electing Doug Jones to the Alabama Senate, the first time that a Democrat has one in that state in a quarter century.

Democrats have also picked up a slew of seats in other races around the country, including those in Georgia, Washington, and Florida.

Since the beginning of 2017, Democrats have flipped 15 seats in special elections. Republicans have only flipped three. In total, Democrats flipped 35 seats from red to blue. Even in solidly red districts, such as those in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Kansas, Alabama, and Tennessee, Democrats are overperforming Trump’s numbers by double digits.

As the Trump administration and its Republican enablers in Congress continue their assault on the will of the American people – from healthcare to tax cuts for the rich to net neutrality to immigration – voters across the country are delivering a serious message to the White House, one race at a time.

If tonight’s Wisconsin results are duplicated around the country in 2018, the entire Republican Party will be on life support.

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