Dem field for governor is the most crowded in a generation


The slate of Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor represents the most crowded statewide primary in at least a generation, with seven candidates able to make at least some case that they could win the August 2018 primary. Several additional lower-tier candidates are also running with more potential contenders mulling their options. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

All the Democrats running for governor listed in one place


With the launch of firefighter union head Mahlon Mitchell’s campaign on Monday, the field of Wisconsin Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker is up to 11. The Cap Times provides a rundown of them all.

Democratic governor candidates talk issues at public forum

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The La Crosse chapter of “Our Wisconsin Revolution” hosted a forum for some of the candidates hoping to win the Democratic nomination Monday night. Six candidates got a chance to introduce themselves to prospective voters and talk about a number of issues they say are facing the state right now. > News 8 La Crosse

Walker challenger McCabe at odds with state Democratic Party over voter list access


Independent candidate Mike McCabe, running as a Democrat in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial primary, says the state Democratic Party is treating him unfairly, drawing comparisons to the Democratic National Committee’s treatment of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential campaign. > Cap Times

La Crosse candidates forum to showcase Democrats seeking to challenge Walker


A handful of the Democrats hoping to take on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2018 are scheduled to attend a public forum hosted in La Crosse next week by Our Wisconsin Revolution. > La Crosse Tribune

Wisconsin governor candidate Mike McCabe wouldn’t be first to govern in blue jeans


Gov. Scott Walker had his brown bag. Democratic candidate Mike McCabe has his blue jeans. And just as Walker wasn’t the first Republican candidate to emphasize his frugality with a brown bag fundraising gimmick, McCabe wouldn’t be the first Midwestern Democrat to promise to govern in denim. > Cap Times

The early line on Dem guv candidates


With more than a dozen Democrats announced or considering a run for the party’s nomination for governor against Scott Walker, let’s unapologetically do some horse race speculation. Here’s Dave Cieslewicz’s take on the eight candidates who seem to have the best chance of getting the nomination next August. > Isthmus