Governor candidates make blunt appeal to marijuana advocates


Two Democratic candidates for governor spoke recently to a Milwaukee area group that favors legalizing marijuana for any purpose, but several of the nine serious candidates hoping to challenge Gov. Walker in November have stated positions on marijuana and pot-related offenses. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Here’s where the top Democratic candidates for governor stand on gun control


The Wisconsin State Journal asked the top nine Democrats running for governor for their ideas on how to address gun violence and school safety. Here’s what each proposed.

Democratic governor hopefuls talk guns


The nine Democratic Wisconsin governor candidates attending Saturday’s candidate forum in Eau Claire discussed issues ranging from the state’s controversial deal with Foxconn to farm prices to health care, but references to gun control prompted especially emotional responses from the audience. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Governor’s race: Democrats aim to differentiate through their priorities


The Democrats vying to challenge Gov. Scott Walker share many similar priorities, but there are also notable differences emerging as they try to find a lane that will power them to the nomination. At a Madison forum last month, candidates were asked to name their top three budget priorities. >

Six of the Democratic hopefuls for governor speak at Eau Claire forum


Six Democrats took the stage Saturday in Eau Claire, all agreeing that Gov. Scott Walker needs to be replaced. One by one, the candidates took turns making the case for why they are the best person for the top job in Wisconsin government. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Governor’s race forum set for Saturday in Eau Claire


A forum for gubernatorial candidates is scheduled for Saturday in Eau Claire. Event sponsor Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Western Wisconsin has attendance confirmations from Dana Wachs, Mahlon Mitchell, Paul Soglin, Kelda Roys, Mike McCabe and Andy Gronik. Three other serious candidates are sending surrogates or cannot attend. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Democratic Walker challengers divided on what to do about Act 10


The nine leading Democratic candidates seeking to unseat Gov. Scott Walker say public workers should regain their voice in the workplace after Walker throttled it six years ago — but they disagree on how to make it happen. > Wisconsin State Journal