First, this is a great thing:
WI votes to amend $ out of politics: Belleville 85% DeForest 69% Delavan 76% Elkhorn 69% Shorewood 77% Waterloo 61% Waunakee 79% Windsor 70%
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) April 2, 2014
Nichols’ tweet came before the results were tabulated in the City of Waukesha, which voted 71% to 29% to limit political donations, and in Scott Walker’s home city of Wauwatosa, which voted 64% to 36% to limit political donations. What’s more, citizens in Lake Mills voted 73% to 27% in favor of limits on political donations. These are promising results, especially considering more than a few of those communities could be considered more conservative than liberal.
Another great thing? Erik Brooks easily defeated incumbent Tom Zepecki 62% to 38% to become South Milwaukee’s next mayor, and Laura Gramling Perez defeated Cedric Cornwall in for the seat in Branch 32 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
And best of all, as I reviewed election results across the state, I saw a lot of progressive candidates who emerged victorious in their races