In an amazing show of force for the progressive movement, Wisconsin State Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg just declared victory over the Scott Walker-aligned incumbent David Prosser.
And remember: Just about 6 weeks ago, Kloppenburg lost to Prosser by 30 points in the primary. Last night, she erased that massive deficit and just barely bested him, winning 50.01% of the vote to his 49.99%.
Here’s her statement:
“We owe Justice Prosser our gratitude for his more than 30 years of public service. Wisconsin voters have spoken and I am grateful for, and humbled by, their confidence and trust. I will be independent and impartial and I will decide cases based on the facts and the law. As I have traveled the State, people tell me they believe partisan politics do not belong in our Courts. I look forward to bringing new blood to the Supreme Court and focusing my energy on the important work Wisconsin residents elect Supreme Court justices to do.”