Wisconsin Democrats overturned a state Senate seat in a Republican district on Tuesday, sparking enthusiasm among local party officials
Patty Schachtner (D) defeated state Rep. Adam Jarchow (R) in an election Special to replace a senator who went to work for the administration of Governor Scott Walker (R), reported The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Schachtner, the chief medical examiner in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, won in the 10th Senate District, which voted heavily for President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat hits Donald Trump Jr. by "serious case of amnesia" after the testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I do not want to represent Trump in the Olympic Games Survey: 4 out of 10 Republicans think that Trump's main advisers had improper relations with Russia MORE and the candidate Republican Mitt Romney Willard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyJeb Bush exchanges Derek Jeter for Tagg Romney in Miami Marlins offer: Blond report: Romney approval representative or "fake" Report: Romney will support Rubio MORE in the last two presidential elections.
Despite Schachtner's triumph, Democrats remain a minority in the state Senate, according to the Sentinal Journal.
Schachtner's victory in the western district of Wisconsin attracted the attention of Rep. Ted Lieu, who suggested that the result on Tuesday night was a sign of things to come.
Result in # SD10 is another canary in the coal mine for #GOP . Democrats continue to win seats because @ realDonaldTrump continues to double in its dwindling base. In addition, coal does not return. https://t.co/G99P2lUjJq
– Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 17, 2018
Democrats have expressed optimism about the November midterm elections following successful campaigns to state and local level.
The Democratic Campaign Committee promoted the victory of Schachtner as the 34th district to move from being a Republican to a Democrat since President Trump was inaugurated a year ago.
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