By Tim Kowols
Tuesday’s state Supreme Court victory for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet was another sign of optimism for Democrats in Door and Kewaunee County. State and federal races across the country are seeing seats flip from Republican to Democratic hands in the year-plus since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, including Wisconsin’s Senate District 10 during a January special election. While Governor Scott Walker tweeted about the risk of a “blue wave” in Wisconsin after Tuesday’s election, Door County Democratic Party chairperson Kathleen Finnerty says confidence is growing among its members.
Finnerty says the momentum has also had a positive effect on its volunteer recruitment as they work towards this spring’s special election. Local Republicans will look to get energized this Saturday with a pair of Lincoln-Reagan Dinner events in Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay.