Contact: James Wigderson
WAUKESHA – RightWisconsin asked a number of sharp-eyed contributors to give their predictions for Tuesday’s election results. Nine brave souls answered the call: WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi, Nathan Schacht of the Arena Strategy Group, John Schulze of Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Steve Kohlmann of the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin, journalist Steve Prestegard, school choice advocate George Mitchell, La Crosse County Republican Party Chairman Bill Feehan, Nik Nelson of Open Box Strategies, and RightWisconsin Editor James Wigderson.
Eight out of nine of our pundit panel predicted Governor Scott Walker will win re-election, with only George Mitchell dissenting. However, of the six pundits making a firm prediction in the Senate race, not one predicted a win by state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield).
“Wisconsin has split the ticket before, actually twice, when Governor Tommy Thompson won re-election in 1994 and 1998,” Wigderson said. “It’ll be interesting to see if that happens again, or if the hopes of the GOP and our experts are drowned in a blue wave.”
Our pundit panel’s predictions: