Like, for example, how every single incumbent (R) Congressman was re-elected and how a relatively-unknown (R) won Ryan's old district. And how a hard-core conservative (R) Jacques took a Senate seat from a (D) in DePere.
Yah, there's that.
Thompson may have had a solution.
The Democrats don't agree...Thompson said his recipe for securing a third term included firing up his Republican base early and spending the last year of the term to win over independents and Democrats."It was something that no other candidate really tried to do," Thompson said. "That’s what needed to be done but nobody listened and followed my lead on that."...
...By 2018, he was tacking to the middle on health care and education, which made him look like "the incredible shrinking governor," said Democratic strategist Joe Zepecki.
"The longer Scott Walker was governor, the smaller he got," he said. ,,,