Dem candidate Matt Flynn’s statements on pedophile priests undermined by 1992 case

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn has pleaded ignorance about the transfer of pedophile priests during his 15 years as lawyer for the Milwaukee Archdiocese. But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Daniel Bice says a 26-year-old case raises doubts about the claims.

Milwaukee clergy sex-abuse victim pens op-ed against Matt Flynn

In the Isthmus, Peter Isely writes: “The Citizen Dave column in support of Matt Flynn remaining in the governor’s race has forced on us again the burden of having to speak the truth about the terrible things that happened to us and how it was covered up by church officials with Flynn’s now well-documented help.”

Walker and others ask Matt Flynn to leave governor’s race

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The Republican Party of Wisconsin and Governor Walker have asked Democrat Matt Flynn to drop out of the governor’s race. This comes as two women’s groups and two state democratic lawmakers are also asking him to leave, over his legal defense work for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. > ABC 27 Madison

Flynn continues to defend archdiocese work

Democratic governor candidate Matt Flynn is continuing to defend his legal work for the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and railing against “elites” in the Dem Party and the GOP that he said are pushing the story to cloud his run in the upcoming August primary.

Priest, later defrocked for abuse, discussed allegation with Matt Flynn

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn’s role in the Milwaukee Archdiocese priest abuse scandal received new attention Monday as a letter provided by the state GOP showed he met twice with a priest to discuss abuse allegations that weren’t referred to police until nine years later. > Wisconsin State Journal

Two Dem lawmakers call for Flynn to exit governor’s race over priest abuse cases

Democratic state Reps. Chris Taylor and Melissa Sargent are calling on Democratic candidate Matt Flynn to drop out of the race for governor, saying he misrepresented his record as the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s counsel against claims of sexual abuse by priests. Flynn is questioning their motives, but has also drawn fire for that suggestion. > Cap Times

Activists ask candidates to commit to reforming child sexual abuse laws


Two Wisconsin groups are asking political candidates to commit to reforming child sexual abuse laws this election season — and some candidates have already voiced support for changing the statute of limitations. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is leading the push with Women’s March Wisconsin. > AP News / Wisconsin Public Radio