Walker warns of Dem wave in Wisconsin after liberal wins state judicial race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday warned that his state could see a wave of Democratic victories in the 2018 midterm elections and pressed supporters to "counter" the "Far Left."

Walker's comments came after liberal Judge Rebecca Dallet overcame conservative Judge Michael Screnock in the race for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat on Tuesday night.

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"Tonight’s results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI. The Far Left is driven by anger & hatred — we must counter it with optimism & organization," Walker tweeted. "Let’s share our positive story with voters & win in November."

"Big government special interests flooded Wisconsin with distorted facts & misinformation," he added in a second tweet. "Next, they'll target me and work to undo our bold reforms. We need to keep moving #WIForward & make sure a #BlueWave of outside special interest money doesn’t take us backward."

The race between Dallet and Screnock was cast by Democrats and Republicans alike as a bellwether for the 2018 midterm elections, with liberal groups seeking to seize on Democratic energy that has emerged following President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE's 2016 election.

Dallet saw support from a number of liberal groups, including former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderMichigan Republicans sue over US House district lines State courts become battlegrounds in redistricting fights New Hampshire Republicans advance map with substantially redrawn districts MORE's National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which poured $165,000 into digital ads in the race.

Dallet's win is likely to be touted by liberals as a sign of Democratic momentum in the midterms. The Tuesday night victory was the first for Democrats in an open Wisconsin Supreme Court race since 1995.