(From American Lookout - READ ORIGINAL)
A recent special election in Wisconsin is another sign of a coming red wave.
Kenosha, Wisconsin, which was the site of a controversial Black Lives Matter protest that led to violence, has just elected Samantha Kerkman as County Executive.
Kerkman is a Republican, and the first Republican to win this position in decades.
FOX News reports:
Wisconsin county elects GOP executive for first time in decades: ‘People are concerned about crime’
Kenosha, Wisconsin elected a Republican county executive for the first time in decades after a wave of Black Lives Matter riots hit the area in the summer of 2020.
“Public safety is a big concern. … Crime is something people are concerned about in our area,” State Rep. Samantha Kerkman told “Fox & Friends First” Friday, adding that inflation, jobs and education are the other big issues for voters.
The county flipped red for the first time in decades after the city gained widespread attention amid damaging riots and the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Voters elected Samantha Kerkman on April 5th as the county executive. The race was described as nonpartisan, but Kerkman had the backing of Republicans and serves as a Republican state representative. Her opponent, Rebecca Matoska-Mentink, is a Democrat and serves as the Clerk of Courts.
It is the first time a woman will serve in the position and the first time since at least 1998 that a Republican has been elected.
This is huge news.
— Stephan Thompson (@BattlegroundST) April 6, 2022
Republican-backed candidate, Samantha Kerkman, elected to be Kenosha County’s first female county executive. A swing county in a swing state: Donald Trump was the first Republican presidential nominee to win the county since Richard Nixon.https://t.co/U79b7n0nNp
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) April 6, 2022
This is MASSIVE! ???
Congratulations, Samantha Kerkman!
It turns out that tolerating riots is not popular at all. Who would have known? https://t.co/6IouwvwW2G
— Irish☘Girl (@IrishAmerican27) April 6, 2022
This is a good sign for Republicans in November.