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The Red Wave Has Already Started

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AMAC Exclusive – By Shane Harris

While most analysts and pundits are predicting major Republican gains in the midterm elections this fall, that “red wave” may have already started in dozens of local elections last week. Despite relatively little coverage from the mainstream media, the GOP had a strong showing in key areas on April 5 ahead of the main event on November 8. Although polls have been notoriously unreliable predictors of actual outcomes in recent elections, these early contests provide some real results to support survey data suggesting that Democrats are in serious trouble.

With corporate media outlets practically ignoring the elections altogether, most coverage came from local newsrooms and Twitter accounts like Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz), which provided frequent updates throughout the night.

Results in swing states like Wisconsin proved particularly encouraging for Republicans right from the start. In several key school board contests, conservatives flipped seats previously held by liberals, a sign that K-12 education remains a top concern for many voters. In Waukesha, for example, three candidates endorsed by the Wisconsin Republican Party defeated three candidates endorsed by the state teachers’ union. In Kenosha, two other conservative-backed candidates also defeated liberal incumbents for school board seats, while three Menomonee Falls candidates who described themselves as “moms on a mission” to counter “divisive ideologies” in schools won as well.

But Wisconsinites didn’t limit their dissatisfaction with liberal policies to just education and school board officials. Although judicial elections in Wisconsin are nominally nonpartisan, Maria Lazar, who had the endorsement of several prominent state Republicans, ousted incumbent Lori Kornblum, an appointee of incumbent Democrat Governor Tony Evers, for a seat on the District II Court of Appeals. Republican Samantha Kerkman also defeated Democrat Rebecca Matoska-Mentink in the contest for Kenosha County Executive, becoming the first woman and first Republican to hold the post.

Those results are undoubtedly good news for both Republican candidates hoping to unseat Evers this fall and incumbent U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, who is a top Democratic target heading into the midterms. Many races where conservatives did well were in the densely populated Milwaukee suburbs, key areas that any candidate needs to win in order to do well statewide.

Rebecca Kleefisch, a Republican hoping to secure the GOP nomination to take on Evers, had an especially big night. Kleefisch has made education issues a top priority throughout her campaign, coming out strongly against Critical Race Theory and promising to keep politicized curriculum out of classrooms. Last November, Kleefisch became the first candidate in the race to sign ‘The 1776 Pledge’ from 1776 Action, in which signers promise to promote curriculum in accordance with traditional American values and keep divisive ideologies out of classrooms. She also endorsed 48 school board candidates throughout the state, 34 of whom went on to win last week.

Conservative school board candidates also fared well elsewhere in the country, as the Republican-led movement to bring greater transparency to education continues to enjoy major support from voters. In Lee’s Summit, Missouri, two “anti-CRT moms” won election to their local school board, while Kelly Byrne and Steve Makoski, two other anti-CRT candidates, were the top vote-getters in a Springfield, Missouri school board race. More conservatives won in Kansas City-area school districts by calling for removing age-inappropriate material from classrooms and returning to “traditional American values.”

Several other results from around the country were also noteworthy. In Norman, Oklahoma, a constituency that favored Hillary Clinton by 2.5 points in 2016 and Joe Biden by 9 points in 2020, voters handed a comfortable victory to conservative candidate Larry Heikkila in the mayoral race. Breea Clark, the incumbent mayor who lost her reelection bid, was hammered throughout the campaign for strict COVID-19 lockdown policies and for pushing for a “reallocation” of police funding following Black Lives Matter riots in 2020.

With prominent House Republican Devin Nunes resigning from Congress to become the CEO of former President Donald Trump’s media and technology company, voters in California’s 22nd Congressional District also headed to the polls last Tuesday for a special election. Although Democrats had hoped that a concentrated effort in the district could flip the seat, the GOP had a strong showing. With several Republicans in the field, no one cleared the necessary 50% threshold to avoid a runoff, meaning Republican Connie Conway and Democrat Lourin Hubbard will face off in a final election in June. But the four Republicans in the race garnered 66.3% of the vote, far outpacing the 54% of the vote that Nunes received in 2020. It was another sign that Republicans are energized and eager to turn out to the polls.

In short, there was much to celebrate last week for the GOP. While Democrats had hoped that a pattern of strong performances by Republican candidates in other elections since the 2020 general would fade as the midterms approached, the opposite seems to be happening. And with Democrat officials at all levels of government only doubling down on unpopular policies, the likelihood of a strong and potentially historic showing for the GOP this November continues to grow.

Shane Harris is a writer and political consultant from Southwest Ohio. You can follow him on Twitter @Shane_Harris_.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

We’ll see more in local, state races alone for this year

Joseph
Joseph
2 years ago

That is good news. I was confident the wave was coming and that pretty much confirms. But turnout is key. We must turn out in huge numbers and we will win. KAG

Westhus
Westhus
2 years ago

Good news and good analysis overall. Let’s keep this going and do not let up for a second! I hope and pray this is how November will turn out.

Glenn
Glenn
2 years ago

All well and good. But we have learned that the Left is capable of nefarious activities that can reek havoc with the legal election process. In Philadelphia they have already begun their shenanigans by playing the COVID-19 card by claiming that there is an “uptick” and that the city may need to reinstate mask mandates.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Great beginning for what MUST be an overwhelming DEFEAT of EVERY marxist anti American democrat candidate!!
These corrupt politicians depise America and its Citizens and MUST BE REMOVED!
Be committed and diligent to the saving of America.

Phyl
Phyl
2 years ago

I pray the Conservative Republicans will take back Congress. But we can’t get comfortable with what we see. We must stay diligent and remember the demoncrats are as wily as Satan himself. They will do anything to keep power.

Patty
Patty
2 years ago

That sounds great!!!
…. but I still have a ‘huge’ concern about “election integrity”.
We KNOW They Stole It ! ????????

Amacer
Amacer
2 years ago

I hope ALL Democrat candidates are ousted. As I have often been saying, Democrats have become unelectable; with their zany, radical policies, they no longer deserve to be managing anything.

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
2 years ago

Please stop predicting this “Red Wave”! First, it can happen only if the elections are honest and Democrats are doing everything possible to insure they are not honest! Second, such predictions that make it all sound as if the outcome is predetermined can actually prevent that outcome. The predictions provide motivation helping the left increase turnout of their base while it conversely discourages the vote of conservatives who feel they need not bother since their win is in the bag. Polls are notoriously wrong in many cases and the election is still months away. Focus on making the Red Wave reality and stop the predictions, please!

Gary
Gary
2 years ago

While i do agree that the red wave has started , it must be remembered that an expectation of victory can make some persons complacent . They might think that , in a red wave , their vote might not be necessary . And, they might therefore stay home and/or forget to vote . Plus , we absolutely must be vigilant ! The DEMOCRATs will be doing everything they can to steal the 2022 elections too . In fact , they’ve already started cheating . The Main Stream Media wing of the DEMOCRAT party is already claiming that there is an ‘even’ match up between some Democrat and Republican candidates . They claim ‘ evenness ‘ in order to set the stage for you to believe that they do actually have real support among people so that when the results come in people will think that the starting point was even and should not be surprised by a substantial turn-out among Democrat voters AND that Democrat voters actually did vote Democrat .
So. resolve yourselves to make sure you vote on BOTH Primary Election Day and General Election DAY . Lets make it impossible for the DEMOCRATs to cheat .

edward
edward
2 years ago

Now we have to keep on eye on these folks to make sure they dont turn out to be RINOS, I am talking about you Kleefish! I dont trust anybody who is backed by the “madison elite” be they democrats or “republicans”.

Ken Johnson
Ken Johnson
2 years ago

I am very pleased that Republicans have begun winning elections at the local level.
However I still chafe at Democrats and their illegal vote counting methods during the last national election. And I simply can’t get out of my head, when it was finally proven that Harry Reid had LIED about Mitt Romney not paying his taxes and was asked how he felt about finally being proven wrong? He replied, “We won the election didn’t we?”
As Republicans and Conservative loyalists the fact remains. we don’t know how many times in the past Democrats have stolen elections! Neither are we CURRENTLY able to say there will be no large scale write in balloting allowed and other Democrat hi-jinx during the next elections!!
We are never on top of these issues until at the last minute we hear the Dems are planning on doing such-and-such, and then we have to play catch-up!
We should be fighting hard to get assurances NOW, that in person voting with valid photo ID’s & American citizenship will be the only criteria accepted to cast a vote on Election Days.
If Election DAY, has to be turned into Election WEEKEND, that’s an acceptable change given our increased populations over the last 50 years. But no other concessions should be given to the Democrats who have proven time and again, that they will stop at nothing to steal elections, while all the time accusing Republicans of cheating. Two examples are obvious. The Russian Dossier paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign, and the total suppression of Hunter Biden’s laptop by the National Press. Had the laptop fiasco been reported…more than 20% of Democrats and Independents who voted for Biden now say they would have voted for Trump! Do you need any more evidence?
Saul Alinsky smiles from his place in hell every time the Dems steal another seat in Congress or in the White House! He taught those scum well!

Susan
Susan
2 years ago

Very discouraged by what is happening in my area for this next election…….we must put up conservaitive candidates, but VIABLE candidates. It doesn’t do any good to put on the ballot people with criminal backgrounds that the opposition will destroy. Vet your candidates!!

Owen Shrock
Owen Shrock
2 years ago

That’s great, but unless there is substance behind this red wave, things will fall back to the same old same old just as soon as the American public forget about all the Socialist crap the Dems have been shoving down our throats.

When I say substance, I mean real change to prevent this from ever happening again.
Number one: Hold all the people that have broken the law, accountable. That includes all the Congressmen and Senators that have actively took part in dismantling our constitution, our rights and our way of life…including those that have stood back with a blind eye and allowed this to happen.
When I say hold accountable, I’m talking lengthy prison sentences for those who took part, and life for those who commited TREASON.

Number two: Completely overhaul our immigration policies. We need stricter rules when it comes to letting in immigrants, other countries have strict rules concerning interring their countries , why not ours? Rule #1 should be if your wanting to live here, you need to learn the language and assimilate into our culture…we’ll give you two years to do so and if not, your deported.

Speaking of Immigration, we need to immediately start rounding up illegals and returning them back to their countries. You want in this country, you come in through the proper channels. No exceptions.

Number three: No More free handouts, foreign or domestic! If a foreign country is to get American aid, there had better be something in it for the USA. No more giving aid to countries that want to destroy our country. It’s crazy to give aid to Iran when we know that the money we give them goes towards Nuclear weapons or give China billions right after we borrow the money from them in the first place. The entire US Foreign Aid needs to be revamped, taking each and every country case by case.
Domestically there should only be aid to those that are old and weak, and those young and no family. Otherwise if your eighteen and older with no disabilities you need to have a job and be taking care of yourself. I also don’t think there should be any more making $15 – $20 an hour flipping hamburgers either. If your not making enough money at your current job, you either go back to school so you can learn the skills needed to make more money or go out and find a better job that will pay you more. It’s ridiculous that people think they should make a living wage on what is and always has been an introductory job for teenagers.

I could go on, but the point is unless there is real change, and I’m not talking about the Obama kind of change. I’m talking about the kind of change that brings us back to the right of center. If we don’t have that kind of change then this red wave will only happen for a short time and then this country will slide back into the cesspool of Liberalism / Socialism, and eventually Communism.

God help the USA

joe mchugh
joe mchugh
2 years ago

Good news about the coming “Red” wave. But the auther of this article, Shane Harris, didn’t dwell on the returning “Blue” wave of election fraud.

While some state legislators have been discussing steps to insure polling place integrity, I have seen precious few announcements of actual regulations to strengthen security of the election cycles. Biden beat Donald Trump by ten million bogus votes in 2020. I’m guessing that the Democrats will “discover” an even greater percentage of votes for the Democrat candidates on this coming November 8th.

This is the thing, until the states tighten their election rules, the Democrat Party and its acolytes will engage in wholesale election fraud , ……..AGAIN! No matter how many registered Republicans make the effort to go to the polls and vote, the Democrats will “register” even more illegal alien voters, and dig up even more dead voters. And why not? These shenanigans work!

The solution? The various state legislators seem to be dragging their heels in the efforts to retore integrity to our voting system. Perhaps it’s time for the Republicans to also engage in some “creative” vote harvesting? Hey, if fraud rules the election day, let’s beat the Democrats at their own game.
It’s not like that would be corrupting our voting model any more than it already is.

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

I would wait before popping the cork

Anna Bradshaw
Anna Bradshaw
2 years ago

We very much need to give harris her walking papers she is not capable for pres,we sure dont want her in any way in any spot america does not need hrr

Rick
Rick
2 years ago

I certainly hope the red wave materializes, but I’m afraid we’re being lulled to sleep by dimocratic machines everywhere. Remember, Republicans have to actually win about 60%of the vote to overcome dimocrats’ cheating! If they can convince voters it’s a red wave and they can stay home, dimocrats will pull enough shenanigans to win!

Patty L
Patty L
2 years ago

I’m from Wisconsin and this is extremely good news for us! In fact, I live in a school district where the three conservatives ousted three liberal school board members with ease. 🙂

Debbie
Debbie
2 years ago

The RED WAVE STARTED A LONG TIME AGO, ONLY GETTING STRONGER!

Debbie
Debbie
2 years ago

Don’t give up HOPE and have FAITH. There’s always a reason why we are going through all this, believe me. Trust in GOD because we need HIM always.

David
David
2 years ago

The Polls will be inaccurate!
The Marxist/democratic CABAL government is not concerned about what citizens think of their puppet politicians. They are going to FRAUD THE ELECTIONS, especially the national elections! Just as they did in the last presidential election. The Marxist/democratic appointees are already in place and are not being held accountable!
Most citizens, especially those who consider themselves democrats will not know what will have happened until it is too late! SO SAD!
The Marxist/authoritarian government will have control of everything that is essential to a free society, healthcare, education, financial (elimination of cash), food, and to ensure that a REVOLUTION will not be successful, the second amendment (the amendment of last resort)will be in name only!
Most emigrants from the beginnings’ of America recognize what is going on today, they have seen it before! Just ask someone who has escaped from a TOTALITARIAN/COMMUNIST COUNTRY!

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Beware the Blue Wave! . . . You know, where the Far Left Loons CHEAT AGAIN and stuff the ballot boxes with thousands of “dead” voters ballots like when Jackass Joe got elected! . . . Because, frankly I don’t see where Republicans have guaranteed that they won’t again!

Rodney Ernst
Rodney Ernst
2 years ago

The Red wave better continue, but as usual, the people still vote in the same people then still sit and complain about it. Also, the border crisis is being done on purpose. The Democrats are importing votes. They will get the right to vote right off the bus. The GOP better stay on top of this, and not try negotiating with the Dems on immigration. It will be a trap, and they will lose

Lou
Lou
2 years ago

I am a life long Republican and here is my concern. What is the Republican plan if there is a sweeping win in Nov? I have not seen or heard of a long range plan, just the standard “when we sweep into office we will clean up “. Face it my fellow citizens, big money lobbyist push a vast number of elected officials to vote this way or that. After 82 years in my country, the only hope I see to keep it strong is term limits and lobby limits.

Nancy
Nancy
2 years ago

If conservatives do not stop voter fraud in Wisconsin we will have a replay of 2020! And to many People holding office are backing candidates before the primaries- this is wrong – let the voters decide the primaries!

Joel McKissack
Joel McKissack
2 years ago



Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

Let’s not get our confidence up too high because the DemonRats are great cheaters. So it all depends on HOW MUCH they cheat.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

I think it is a voter “disease” that many voters get complacent and don’t think about how furtively the DemocRats rig almost all elections. It is just part of the norm for the DemocRats. They know they can’t get a majority to buy in to Communistic governance (which they are best structured for), to they have to have pluses to get votes (e.g. rigging, conniving to get News Media to sell their propaganda to the publics as “news”, etc.). As far as the vote rigging, until the Nation demands an honest unrigged voting result, the DemocRats will always have a significant advantage at the polls.

Will Henry
Will Henry
2 years ago

Good news! People are getting smart.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

I read the article on AMAC about the RED WAVE starting. If you ask the typical DemocRat voter they will respond with an answer like, “Yeah, that’s not news. Putin did that weeks ago!”

heil biden
heil biden
2 years ago

PUKELOSI AND SHUMMER CALLED JAN 6TH AN INSURECTION.I DARE THEM MUTHER F[[[[[[[[[ERS TO CHEAT AGAIN IN 2024 THEN THEY WILL SEE A REAL INSURECTION JUST LIKE MUSSILLINI DID

JJ Johnson-Smith
JJ Johnson-Smith
2 years ago

It took Conservative Americans WAAY too long to wake up and FIGHT, but I think they finally realize that these 2022 elections are the Last Hope for America. If we blow it this year, it’s OVER.

Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

I welcome the comments of others … voicing their concerns about the very bad performance of the Dems. How can the Dems reconcile their performances with the Founders of this country. This Globalism Theme running through their heads is for the birds …
And what is being done locally to insure a bipartisan vote at the polling booths around the country? Can the National Guard be used to insure fair voting? Which states have the incorrigible voting machines which Biden asked the Supreme Court to avoid any discussion of?

Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

How can an American politician betray his own country? How can they do that? Why? … think of family descendants … we can’t accept this foolishness. Now, the computer motherboard is available for sale ,,, and news of Hunter’s actions will be in the press soon … finally.

johnh
johnh
2 years ago

Good data this week AARP article on 2022 Elections: All 435 House seats up for election, along with 34 of 100 Senate seats, and State Governors in 36 of 50 states. Note Trump has endorsed a couple of people that I question & that is Dr. Oz for Senate and one Western Gov. candidate that is a radical thinker in that state —-How can Trump know much about her???????

johnh
johnh
2 years ago

Before 2022 Elections, I have a couple of questions for GOP party —-1) Will you accept election results or try to overturn them? 2) How many Republicans will honestly say that Jan 6th assault on Capitol is acceptable & if so will they let this happen again & do they want to pardon all of people arrested because of crime at Capitol that day.

Lori
Lori
2 years ago

We need Convention of States, that’s the only way we will get term limits. Ask or seek out people who are associated with a COS rep. There are people in every state to get this done. So far we have 19 states and we need 34. Get involved people. We The People!!!!

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago

Don’t forget, the DemonRat cheaters are already at work.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

We’ll see more in local, state races alone for this year

Joseph
Joseph
2 years ago

That is good news. I was confident the wave was coming and that pretty much confirms. But turnout is key. We must turn out in huge numbers and we will win. KAG

Westhus
Westhus
2 years ago

Good news and good analysis overall. Let’s keep this going and do not let up for a second! I hope and pray this is how November will turn out.

Glenn
Glenn
2 years ago

All well and good. But we have learned that the Left is capable of nefarious activities that can reek havoc with the legal election process. In Philadelphia they have already begun their shenanigans by playing the COVID-19 card by claiming that there is an “uptick” and that the city may need to reinstate mask mandates.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Great beginning for what MUST be an overwhelming DEFEAT of EVERY marxist anti American democrat candidate!!
These corrupt politicians depise America and its Citizens and MUST BE REMOVED!
Be committed and diligent to the saving of America.

Phyl
Phyl
2 years ago

I pray the Conservative Republicans will take back Congress. But we can’t get comfortable with what we see. We must stay diligent and remember the demoncrats are as wily as Satan himself. They will do anything to keep power.

Patty
Patty
2 years ago

That sounds great!!!
…. but I still have a ‘huge’ concern about “election integrity”.
We KNOW They Stole It ! ????????

Amacer
Amacer
2 years ago

I hope ALL Democrat candidates are ousted. As I have often been saying, Democrats have become unelectable; with their zany, radical policies, they no longer deserve to be managing anything.

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
2 years ago

Please stop predicting this “Red Wave”! First, it can happen only if the elections are honest and Democrats are doing everything possible to insure they are not honest! Second, such predictions that make it all sound as if the outcome is predetermined can actually prevent that outcome. The predictions provide motivation helping the left increase turnout of their base while it conversely discourages the vote of conservatives who feel they need not bother since their win is in the bag. Polls are notoriously wrong in many cases and the election is still months away. Focus on making the Red Wave reality and stop the predictions, please!

Gary
Gary
2 years ago

While i do agree that the red wave has started , it must be remembered that an expectation of victory can make some persons complacent . They might think that , in a red wave , their vote might not be necessary . And, they might therefore stay home and/or forget to vote . Plus , we absolutely must be vigilant ! The DEMOCRATs will be doing everything they can to steal the 2022 elections too . In fact , they’ve already started cheating . The Main Stream Media wing of the DEMOCRAT party is already claiming that there is an ‘even’ match up between some Democrat and Republican candidates . They claim ‘ evenness ‘ in order to set the stage for you to believe that they do actually have real support among people so that when the results come in people will think that the starting point was even and should not be surprised by a substantial turn-out among Democrat voters AND that Democrat voters actually did vote Democrat .
So. resolve yourselves to make sure you vote on BOTH Primary Election Day and General Election DAY . Lets make it impossible for the DEMOCRATs to cheat .

edward
edward
2 years ago

Now we have to keep on eye on these folks to make sure they dont turn out to be RINOS, I am talking about you Kleefish! I dont trust anybody who is backed by the “madison elite” be they democrats or “republicans”.

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