MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of Wisconsin’s Republican Party says Democrats should be worried following Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate election in which a Republican won the seat held by Sen. Ted Kennedy for 46 years.
Reince Priebus said Wednesday that Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts reflects an unhappiness with the agendas of both President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress.
He said Democrats running for re-election in Wisconsin this year, including Sen. Russ Feingold and congressmen Steve Kagen, Ron Kind and Dave Obey should “watch their backs.”
Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate said the Brown win is a wake-up call. But Tate said he remains confident in the Democrats running in Wisconsin and doesn’t believe any of them need to change what they’re doing.