The Republican candidate, Dan Kelly, was outspent by about 7 to 1 in an election that
shattered records for spending on what used to be nonpartisan judicial elections. The problem may have been partially related to turnout, which would be an indictment of the Wisconsin GOP. In short, lots of things go into electoral defeats, just like lots of things go into victories. Before jumping to any more conclusions, the team over at the WSJ may want to work a campaign or two. Maybe they will learn something.