Wachs suspends campaign for governor

State Rep. Dana Wachs has ended his campaign for governor, becoming the second Democrat in as many days to abandon his bid to defeat Gov. Scott Walker. The shake-up comes on the heels of Marquette’s latest poll, released earlier this week. > Wisconsin Public Radio

‘And then there were nine’, as Democratic candidate for governor drops out


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers won the endorsement of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s former prisons chief on Thursday and one of Evers’ nine Democratic competitors dropped out, a shake-up in the race that comes less than two months before the Aug. 14 primary. > AP News

Poll: Walker holds slight edge against all Democratic candidates

As 10 Democrats continue to jockey for the chance to challenge Gov. Scott Walker in November, the governor leads in hypothetical match-ups against the entire Democratic field. But Walker’s lead falls well within the margin of error, and many voters aren’t yet paying close attention to the race. > Cap Times

Poll: Tony Evers still holds strong lead among field of little known candidates

Two months before the gubernatorial primary a third of Democrats remain undecided about whom to support — though a quarter say they plan to vote for state schools chief Tony Evers — according to a Marquette Law School Poll released Wednesday. > Wisconsin State Journal

Commission sets order for Dem governor candidates on primary ballot

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The state Elections Commission has set the primary ballot order for the 10 Democrats running for governor. The order is important because the top spot holders will enjoy an advantage in a field so crowded voters might not read to the end of the list. > AP News

Andy Gronik navigates path from business to politics in run for governor

Before, Democrats made Mary Burke their business-minded, outsider candidate. Now, Andy Gronik is the only contender who fits a similar mold. Does he stand a different chance than Burke? > Wisconsin Public Radio

Progressive groups propose a whittling strategy to pick a nominee — and a governor


A pair of statewide groups that have built on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 energy have developed a strategy to help progressives clarify the competition for governor. Through ranked-choice voting online, the “Wisconsin’s Choice” project aims to pick a progressive candidate to endorse, with a narrowing of the field to four this week. > Cap Times