Tuesday gave us rain, freezing rain and significant snowfall. But who cares about the weather now? The day ended with the first time a liberal candidate won an open seat on the State Supreme Court since 1995. Rebecca Dallet handily defeated the candidate backed by the GOP-NRA-Koch Brothers trifecta 56% to 44%. And statewide, citizens voted down a GOP-supported referendum that would have consolidated gubernatorial power and reduced accountability 61% to 39%.
This was the view out the living room window at 10:30 p.m. just before we turned in for the night. That glowing circle just may be the light at the end of the tunnel of eight years of ghastly Republican power in Wisconsin. Lots of work still to do but we hope these are the first steps in the Badger state turning blue again. As for the weather, here's the view out the windows this morning: winter wonderland back again.