Ewert, Engebretson hold candidates forum in Wausau


The two Democrats vying to unseat Republican Sean Duffy in the mid-term election met in Wausau Thursday for a candidate’s forum. Dr. Brian Ewert of Marshfield and Margaret Engebretson, a 21-year veteran of the Navy, Navy Reserve, and Minnesota Air National Guard, spent about two hours answering questions from various groups. > WSAU Radio

The Progressive’s take on Democratic governor debate

Twice before, Democratic candidates have sought to unseat Walker by essentially calling for a return to more bipartisan times. In both the recall election and in his 2012 re-election run, Walker’s bitter politics won. Does that mean it’ll take a more aggressive approach for the Democrats to turn things around? > The Progressive

At Dem governor debate, Matt Flynn says Scott Walker will eat Tony Evers for lunch


It wasn’t until the end of Wednesday night’s Democratic gubernatorial forum at the Madison Public Library that someone took a swing at the candidate who has led in all of the polls. > Wisconsin State Journal

Democrats make closing arguments in lively gubernatorial debate

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Seven of the eight Democrats running for governor got asked a little bit of everything in a fast-paced debate in Madison Wednesday night, and discussed Walker, each other and who they’d vote for if not on the ballot themselves. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Governor candidates forum scheduled for Madison next week


A forum for all eight Democratic candidates for the gubernatorial primary will be held at Madison’s Central Library Wednesday evening, Aug. 8. The event will begin with a 30-minute meet-and-greet followed by a 90-minute forum, which will also be broadcast on WORT 89.9 FM and online via the Isthmus’ Facebook page. Full details here.

Debating GOP Senate candidates decline to criticize Trump

Republican U.S. Senate candidates stood by President Trump during a Thursday debate, refusing to name anything he’s done that they oppose. President Trump has not endorsed in the race, but both Kevin Nicholson and state Sen. Leah Vukmir have tried to embrace him. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Takeaways from gubernatorial debate


Several candidates in last week’s democratic gubernatorial primary debate came away feeling like they won. Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker said his opponents stances were predictable, so he didn’t watch. > CBS 58 Milwaukee