Sprawling gubernatorial field has some Democratic donors sitting out the primary

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Several Democratic operatives and donors have acknowledged that there are some among the donor ranks who are staying out of the gubernatorial primary. But they emphasized it has more to do with the number of candidates than the quality. > Wisconsin State Journal

Walker accuses Wisconsin Democrats of ‘anger and hatred’

Gov. Scott Walker is accusing Democrats of being driven by “anger and hatred,” a line of attack the two-term incumbent began emphasizing after last week’s Supreme Court race. But several of his Democratic challengers respond that the charge would more accurately reflect the tactics of President Donald Trump. > AP News

Governor candidates make blunt appeal to marijuana advocates

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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

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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.

Governor candidate Mitchell didn’t fight Walker’s Act 10 right away

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Mahlon Mitchell, president of the state firefighters union, was a prominent figure in the Madison protests that accompanied Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation, leading firefighters in and around the Capitol. But protest wasn’t Mitchell’s first reaction to Walker’s proposal. Politifact Wisconsin checks the history.

Walker challengers slam Foxconn deal in Dells appearance

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A business group invited four of the 14 declared Democrats seeking to unseat Gov. Scott Walker in the fall to speak at their winter conference in Lake Delton, and all four were heavily critical of incentives offered to bring a Foxconn manufacturing facility to the state. > Wisconsin Dells Events