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

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

Who’s leading the gubernatorial horse race? Poll provides early snapshot.


A new poll shows Tony Evers in the lead, with Kathleen Vinehout and Paul Soglin following. But there’s more nuance to it than the poll numbers. Dave Cieslewicz digs in, including why he says Mahlon Mitchell and Matt Flynn are doing surprisingly well. > Isthmus

Walker challengers energized by Tuesday’s upset state senate win


The ripple effects of Democrat Patty Schachtner’s surprise win Tuesday reverberated across the state and country, but especially among the crowded field of Democrats looking to oust Walker this year. > AP News