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

As candidates threaten boycott, debate host contemplates shifting course

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The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is reconsidering its decision to limit an upcoming Democratic gubernatorial debate to just four of the 10 candidates after receiving criticism from multiple sides and some contenders threatening to boycott the event. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Candidates hoping to make ballot have until Thursday to address signature challenges

Candidates hoping to get on the November ballot in Wisconsin have until the end of business Thursday to address complaints about signatures supporting their candidacy. There were 11 complaints filed this year, roughly half as many as were filed in 2014. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Four Democrats to be invited to gubernatorial debate? But there are 10.


Only four of the 10 Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin will be allowed to participate in a July debate being broadcast live statewide, a move that drew sharp criticism Monday and could leave well-financed and competitive candidates waiting in the wings. > AP News

Wisconsin Republicans challenge Gronik’s and Wachs’ nomination signatures

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is challenging the validity of hundreds of nomination signatures gathered by two Democratic candidates for governor, alleging one candidate turned in signatures gathered by felons and another submitted signatures without the necessary accompanying information. > Cap Times