Now that the midterm elections are over, it’s time to take a step back and see what happened. I always like to look how the endorsements of the Milwaukee JournalSentinel turned out. The editorial page is led by its left-leaning editor, O. Ricardo Pimentel, who you may recall has stated that he will never return to his home state of Arizona while the State attempts to identify illegal aliens and deport them back to their home countries. He and his merry men endorsed two Republicans and five Democrats in seven competitive races here in Wisconsin. That resulted in three wins and four losses -- not too bad!
Topping the list of winning Republican endorsements was Scott Walker for governor. One could be a little suspicious about this endorsement as a desire to get the only elected Republican in office in Milwaukee County out of town so that the County Executive’s position can be filled by a liberal Democrat who knows how to raise taxes and drive business from the County. At the same time, it keeps Tom Barrett as Milwaukee’s Mayor and one who knows how to raise taxes and drive jobs out of the City.