Don’t panic about the congested field running against Scott Walker

There is much hand-wringing among progressives that none of the Democratic hopefuls has taken off as a consensus choice and that this state of affairs will linger. One gets why they’re discomfited by the uncertainty we’ll likely experience through July. But there is an upside — actually more than one. > Cap Times

Will the Tea Party era end where it started—in Wisconsin?


The Walker era began in 2010, an extraordinarily good year for Republicans, and it endured under Obama, whose political bent and character both kept conservatives’ blood pressure high. But political Wisconsinites seem to have some difficulty imagining what might replace this era. > The New Yorker

Activists ask candidates to commit to reforming child sexual abuse laws


Two Wisconsin groups are asking political candidates to commit to reforming child sexual abuse laws this election season — and some candidates have already voiced support for changing the statute of limitations. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is leading the push with Women’s March Wisconsin. > AP News / Wisconsin Public Radio

Dem governor candidates face deadline to earn podium time at state convention

Democratic candidates for governor who want to speak at the state party convention on June 1 face a deadline this week to prove they have collected enough signatures to get on the primary ballot. > AP News

Dems plan quick pivot to general election to avoid being caught flat-footed in governor’s race


Seeking to minimize Gov. Scott Walker’s ability to take advantage of the jam-packed Democratic primary, strategists have devised a plan to quickly pivot from the Aug. 14 primary to the general election in November. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Democrats running for governor would seek to roll back school vouchers


Two Democratic candidates for governor have said they would immediately end the state’s four school voucher programs, while the rest of the Democratic field says they would either freeze enrollment or phase out the programs over time. > Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments in school powers case, aka Walker vs. Evers


The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a complicated constitutional clash between Gov. Scott Walker and state schools superintendent Tony Evers, a Democratic gubernatorial rival. But first Evers’ attorneys hope to persuade the court to let them defend their boss, rather than Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel. > Wisconsin Public Radio