Another special election loss for GOP


Kelda Roys, a democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, says Republicans should be worried about midterms in her state and around the country. On “Salon Now” she shared why she’s running against Governor Scott Walker and gave insight into how Wisconsin can be an early indicator for national politics.

In a blow to Republicans this month, Democrat Patty Schachtner won a state Senate seat in Wisconsin by 11 percent in a GOP stronghold that Trump carried by 17 points in 2016. Given those results, according to Roys, Scott Walker has “good reason to be scared” about his chances for re-election in the state this November. “It happened first in Wisconsin. Let’s get rid of Scott Walker who ushered in and presaged the Trump era” Roys said.

Watch the video above for more insight into how the results of special elections around the country are showing dissatisfaction with Trump. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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