Wisconsin Primary Results Show Republican Strength for November
We’d like to congratulate Sen. Ted Cruz and Justice Rebecca Bradley on their victories last night – and share what Ron said about the Republican enthusiasm that propelled them to victory and resulted in record high Republican turnout.
The big takeaway from last night: The Republican machine in Wisconsin that Scott Walker has honed over the past four years is stronger than ever and Wisconsin continues to trend RED. More than 1.1 million Wisconsinites voted in the Republican primary, about 100,000 more votes than were cast for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Compare that to 2008, when 1.1 million people voted in the Democratic primary and only 400,000 voted in the Republican primary. As Greg Neumann from WKOW said last night, “@WisDems have some hard questions to ask themselves.”
This is a clear sign of Republican momentum going into November, and builds on the nationally recognized ground game Ron already had in place. As Ron said on CNN this morning as Wisconsin’s results made news across the country, “From my standpoint, what the primary shows is that the Republican base is energized. We’re activated. And we’re going to be coming out I think in droves in November.
“… And once we have that nominee selected I think Republicans are going to start focusing on the fact that the general election is going to be a comparison between Bernie Sanders, the Socialist, or Hillary Clinton, who let’s face it has more baggage than an airport claim area and a Republican nominee. So I think that also will energize Republican voters in Wisconsin.”