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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 TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE's 2016 election.

Dallet saw support from a number of liberal groups, including former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFirst redistricting lawsuits filed by Democratic group On The Trail: Census data kicks off the biggest redistricting fight in American history Voter suppression bills are the first move in a bigger battle 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.