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The Red Wave Has Already Started

AMAC Exclusive – By Shane Harris

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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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Jerry
5 months ago

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

Lori
5 months 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!!!!

johnh
5 months 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.

Mar Williamson
5 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Many Republicans do not agree with what happened that January. However, there is still info coming out from investigation that finds a lot of what happened may have been made to happen by outside influences. Go do some research on this. Your meaning is well taken but you are missing a lot of what actually happened and why.

Harry
5 months ago
Reply to  johnh

I live in Wi. They cheated and the evidence is there! Doing it to get voting corrected , yet the Governor vetoed it. Now why would he do that. ? GUILTY. Also other states finding the same cheating!

Carol
5 months ago
Reply to  johnh

I in no way condone the Jan. 6th riot.There is another group needing investigation, The Capital Police. Please check Google: Capital Riot, Capital Police Rejected Offer of Feds Help to Quell Mob. Also, the National Guard was to direct traffic and were not armed per D.C. request. So this was preventable, if appropriate measurements had been taken.

Jerry
5 months ago
Reply to  Carol

The FBI swamp creatures were inciting the crowd.

johnh
5 months 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???????

Jerry
5 months 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.

Jerry
5 months 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?

JJ Johnson-Smith
5 months 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.

heil biden
5 months 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

Hal
5 months 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!”

Will Henry
5 months ago

Good news! People are getting smart.

pidl
5 months ago
Reply to  Will Henry

Many people are smart. Even the the very young and least educated are smart. Even the people in “flyover country” are smart. That is where the inventors of the transistor and integrated circuits come from.

Where was the first U.S. automobile invented? Kokomo, Indiana.

Who were the first one to successfully fly an airplane? The Wright brothers from Ohio.

We are all humans. Humans have a huge advantage over every other animal on earth. We are leaps and bounds ahead of the other animals intelligence. The problem is some of us are easily manipulated.

We are not in control. The elites are in control and keep trying to manipulate all of us.

We just need to think for ourselves.

Harry
5 months ago
Reply to  pidl

Yes and ignore Eastern US who have controlled DC for years. All live in big cities and have no clue about any other part of the country!!!

Hal
5 months 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.

Bruce Wickstrom
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

Maybe if all of us right wingers get lucky, Sleepy Joe and his cohorts will be caught in the wave of change which will be a relief for all of us. One can only hope and pray. God bless America. Rvn 68-69 ????????????????????????????????

Harry
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

One day voting, count all votes , result’s same night!! That is how it used to be before all the commie BS started. I would go for voting holiday!

Jerry
5 months 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.

Will Henry
5 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

Your correct. Need republicans to stay focused!

Joel McKissack
5 months ago



Joel McKissack
5 months ago
Reply to  Joel McKissack

Rock On !!

Nancy
5 months 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!

Luke
5 months ago
Reply to  Nancy

Wisconsin and Minnesota are lost causes. That, and I no longer believe we have a voice. They cheated in 2020; they’ll in 2022. Why? Because they got away with it in 2020 (and likely before).

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Luke

You have a good point! Action is required … but I think it has going to be pushed at the National level …. which means the Republicans must the National government active and involved to see that it is done.

Lou
5 months 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.

Luke
5 months ago
Reply to  Lou

Keep dreamin. We’ll never see term limits. It has become too lucrative to be a career politician what with all that cartel and CCP money flowing into their pockets to keep the border open.

Elaine
5 months ago
Reply to  Luke

Term limits have to come from the state level. Each state can set term limits for their representatives and senators. Match the limits to 2 terms same as the president. Get the conservative states to start that ball rolling. That is the people power. Once the liberal states’ voters see what the consecutive voters can do, the voters in those states will at least have a chance. Just my thoughts.

Pam
5 months ago
Reply to  Lou

Totally agree. The Convention of States project based on Article V in the Constitution is the only thing that can stop our runaway Federal government. The first item on the ballot is exactly that – TERM LIMITS. 19 of the 34 states needed to call a convention have ratified in their state houses. This convention has the same power as D.C. to legislate however they are coming from the stance of states rights vs. mega control. Balanced budget is behind that.

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Pam

The need for term limits for Congress persons has really been needed for many, many decades. That seems to be one shortcoming of our Constitution … it doesn’t allow quick reaction to a Congressional body that doesn’t produce laws that the public majority wants (term limits on Congress persons in this example). My limits recommended two or three terms for Senators, four or five terms for House of Reps.

Will Henry
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

I’m with you but I would like to see two terms for each elected office. Like the President.

Elaine
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

2 terms only for both house and senate.

Rodney Ernst
5 months 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

Nancy
5 months ago
Reply to  Rodney Ernst

Some of this is fraud – in Wisconsin for an example!

Rik
5 months 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!

David
5 months 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!

Debbie
5 months 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.

Ertis Crumpler
5 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

You are so right Debbie. We do need God always, but have you ever thought that things could be going according to His plans right now because God does tell us that the time will come when there will be an end to all of this and that time is coming soon.

Jerry
5 months ago
Reply to  Ertis Crumpler

Yes, we must win America back because the DemonRats have taken us almost to the level of Sodom and Gommarah. And we know how that came out.

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

And some think that Delunaware is possibly a modern site a follow up to Sodom or Gommarah? LOL. just kidding.

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

Some religious people I know believe that GOD helps those who help themselves. I guess this infers we can’t routinely expect miracles from GOD to fix all our shortcomings such as failing to develop a voting system that reasonably ensure rigging cannot be done effectively.

Michael Ruppert
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

Mainline 3:16? Lol actually, that saying came from Ben Franklin.

Carol
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

That statement is not in the Bible. God does give us free will…. unfortunately we don’t use it very well.

Debbie
5 months ago

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

Nancy
5 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

Hope & pray you are right

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