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

Walker challenger Mahlon Mitchell calls for a return to gas tax indexing


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell is advocating for increasing the state’s gas tax, a question on which Gov. Scott Walker has been noncommittal. Mitchell said he thinks people are afraid to talk about taxes: “I’m just not. You have to create more revenue, and there’s only a couple ways to do that.” > Cap Times

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

Mitchell, Soglin take different tacks on Walker’s Kimberly-Clark proposal

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Two Democratic candidates for governor offered starkly different responses after Gov. Scott Walker, aiming to avoid job cuts in the state, urged lawmakers to support offering Kimberly-Clark tax incentives at a rate matching the ones offered to electronics manufacturer Foxconn. > Cap Times

And they’re off! Nine Democrats argue why they’re best to challenge Walker


Democrats see 2018 as the year Wisconsin voters turn on Gov. Scott Walker. At a forum in Madison, nine potential Democratic challengers outlined a state with better schools, increased healthcare access and legal weed. > Isthmus