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

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

Why Democrats should embrace Foxconn


The constant scorn and ridicule against Foxconn by the gubernatorial candidates runs counter to what some voters consider to be the only shining example of leadership shown by Gov. Scott Walker. While I understand the need to connect with voters, I wish Democrats could embrace the long-term benefits that Foxconn would bring to our state.  > Urban Milwaukee

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

Are attacks on defense attorneys because of their clients wrong? Flynn not the only one to think so.


Most Americans appreciate that our justice system allows both sides to obtain legal representation. But lawyers running for public office sometimes find themselves lambasted for having done their jobs. Take, for example, governor candidate Matt Flynn, who provided legal representation to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in sex abuse lawsuits involving priests. > Sheboygan Press

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